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Stepping Up To The Plate

20 September 2012

Skipper looking maintain level of performances after back-to-back man of the match showings...

Fierce competition for places is getting the best out of the Notts County players, according the Neal Bishop.

Bishop has been named as man of the match in the Magpies’ last two fixtures, which have seen the team claim draws against Oldham Athletic and MK Dons.

In the latter, the skipper scored his second goal of the season with a wonderful, long-range hit. 

Bishop is determined to keep up his recent standards and find the net on a regular basis.

He told Magpie Player: “I’ve equalled my tally from last season and I want to get plenty more, so it’s a good start but there’s plenty more to come – hopefully.

“I know the gaffer’s been on at me ever since he came here, asking me how many goals I’ve scored and how many shots I have.

“He wants more goals out of me and I’ve got to step up to the plate if I want to keep my place in the team.

“There’s a lot of competition for places and just because I’m captain doesn’t give me a god given right to be in the first team.

“I’ve got to create more, score more and add to other aspects of my game, and I’ve got to continue, the same of everyone, to improve week in, week out.

“You’ve seen the team and the players on the bench, and the lads we’ve got out suspended and injured.

“If you’re not on your metal day in, day out in training and in the games, you’re going to be on the bench.”

The Magpies face Portsmouth this weekend at Meadow Lane. For full ticket information, click here. 

For the full interview with the skipper, sign in to Magpie Player. 

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