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Skipper: Channel The Frustration

19 December 2012

Rather than dwell on Tuesday night’s disappointing loss, the Magpies need to channel their frustration into a strong performance against Leyton Orient, says Neal Bishop.

Notts put in their most disappointing performance of the season against Rotherham United and were deservedly knocked out of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

A lengthy meeting in the changing room followed the final whistle, as the squad attempted to be constructive about what went wrong on the pitch. 

Bishop stated that were no excuses for the manner of the defeat and emphasised the importance of a big response in the weekend’s Meadow Lane encounter with the O’s. 

“There’s been a few home truths said, because for 45 minutes we’ve been bullied on our own pitch by a team from the division below,” he told Magpie Player. 

“It’s unacceptable to be bullied in any league game and we’re disappointed that it’s happened in a big cup competition like this.

“I find myself embarrassed trying to explain it, because it’s not what we’re about and it’s not what I’m about.

“It’s hard to take and it’s something that we’re not just going to brush under the carpet, we’ve got to take what we feel now and make sure we don’t feel like this again. 

“The fortunate thing about football is that there’s always another game around the corner.

“There’s another match here on Saturday and if there’s ever a perfect time to start putting things right it’s then.”

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