Notts County have to get back to basics and pick themselves up for the weekend’s visit of Leyton Orient, says Keith Curle.
Notts were comfortably beaten by npower League 2 high-flyers Rotherham United on Tuesday night and dumped out of the FA Cup with Budweiser.
Curle was disappointed with his team’s exit from the tournament but work has already started on putting things right, as the Magpies look to climb back into the League 1 Play-Off places.
“All the accolades that the players get, they take, but when it’s a negative, I take negatives on board and that’s what I’ve got to do now,” he told the press.
“I’ll pick the bones out of it because it’s important that between now and January that the players have got exactly the same belief that they had when I first came into the job.
“What I gave them was the opportunity to play and perform, play with a smile on their face and express themselves.
“That won’t change and we’ll go back to basics, get back to players knowing their roles and responsibilities in and out of possession of the ball.
“Players have got to play with a smile on their faces and earn the right to play.
“To do that, they need to earn their place in the team, first of all.
“Negativity courts company so my role now is to be at the forefront of the negativity.
“I’m big enough, I’ll take that on board, but there will be positives at this football club and they’ve got to start on Saturday.”
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