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Curle: We Weren’t Distracted

21 November 2012

Notts County were not distracted by Preston boss Graham Westley’s comments in the build-up to Tuesday night’s Deepdale clash, says Keith Curle.

Westley drew reference to the Magpies’ supposed ‘park the bus’ tactics on the road but Curle insisted that it did nothing to disrupt preparations for the match.

On the night, County, who have netted 18 times in 10 away fixtures this term, fought out a 0-0 draw.

The result stretched the team’s undefeated streak away from Meadow Lane to a remarkable 19 games. 

“If you build your thoughts and your mentality on what the opposition manager says, it can distract you,” said Curle. 

“I don’t care about what any other manager says about me or my team – or the football club – because I know what goes on inside.”

Moving onto the fixture, he added: “We knew before the game that it wasn’t going to be a pretty spectacle because of the way they play their football.

“They asked us different questions so we had to be brave, we had to be strong and go toe-to-toe to earn the right to play our football.

“I don’t think we played enough football but give them credit, it’s down to them.

“We stood up to the task and didn’t quite create enough going forward, but it was very pleasing.”

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Next up for the Magpies is a home clash with promotion rivals Swindon Town. To book your seat for this game, visit

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