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17 September 2012

Midfielder eager to stay in the team after impressive display at Oldham...

Joss Labadie is desperate to be named in the starting 11 for Tuesday night’s npower League 1 clash with Milton Keynes Dons.  

Labadie has featured largely as a substitute this term, having appeared off the bench in five of his six league appearances. 
 
Following Andre Boucaud's 22nd minute dismissal in the weekend's 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic, the 22-year-old was given a chance to break into the County midfield unit. 

Labadie made the most of the opening by putting in an impressive performance that included his first goal in the black and white stripes. 

“You’re always warming up on the sidelines in case a situation like that arises,” Labadie told Magpie Player. 

“I was just happy to be on the field of play and to make a contribution to the team. 

“I want to play every game, no matter how it comes about.

“I’m just going to look to take my chance whenever it comes about and if it comes about on Tuesday, I’ll be ready.”

He added: “Competition’s great for every team and you look around the squad and we’ve got quality players that can come in and fill any place at any time.

“Even though Boucs is a big part of that team, we feel that we’ve got adequate cover that can step in for him.” 

Labadie insists that the Magpies will be at 100 per cent for the trip to stadium:mk, despite playing over an hour with 10 men at Boundary Park. 

“All the lads are professionals," he continued. "It was a hard game on Saturday but there will be no excuses on Tuesday night.

“It’s a game that we’re looking to get some points from.

“They’re going to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season but we’re going to go at it with the same mentality and hopefully get another positive result.”

You can listen to live match commentary on Magpie Player. 

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