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Lidds Happy To Contribute

21 November 2012

Gary Liddle was happy to play his part in helping the Magpies to keep a hard-fought clean sheet.

Notts claimed a share of the spoils from Tuesday night’s npower League 1 clash with Preston at Deepdale.

It was the first 0-0 of the season for Keith Curle’s side, made possible by the team’s committed defensive showing.

Liddle played a key part in shutting out the hosts with a heroic goal-line clearance after goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, who produced a number of fine stopes on the night, made a rare error by giving the ball away in a dangerous area. 

“Bart must have decided to change positions or something, I don’t know what he was thinking,” recalled the midfielder on Magpie Player. 

“It was just instinctive that once the goal was unoccupied that I just made a beeline for it.

“Luckily his shot skimmed off my head and went out for a corner, so it’s pleasing to know that it helped us towards gaining a clean sheet.

“It wasn’t the best footballing day for us but we’ve showed that when it doesn’t go right for us we can come away without a defeat.

“It shows that we’re resilient and that we’ve got a good character base within the squad.

“It didn’t go right for us on the attacking front but we’ve all dug in, not just as defenders but the midfielders and the two or three front lads.

“To come away with a point we’re more than pleased with and we’ll take it into the home game against Swindon now.”

For full post-match reaction, sign in to Magpie Player. 

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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