Midfielder Andre Boucaud is determined to make amends for the disappointing performance at Crawley Town when Notts County face Bradford City on New Year’s Day.
Notts deserved to be beaten by the Red Devils at the Checkatrade.com Stadium but the focus has immediately turned to making sure the improvements are there for the visit of the Bantams.
In the most recent two home games, the Magpies have impressed, having beaten Gillingham and gained a hard-fought point against Bristol City.
Boucaud has been frustrated that Notts have not been able to reward the impressive away followings over the festive period but is eager to put things right on home turf.
“It must be hard for the people travelling all that way and seeing a poor performance which I apologise for on behalf of the team,” he said.
“But, that’s football, it’s ups and downs, and hopefully come New Year’s Day we can put everything right and everyone can forget about Crawley.”
Boss Shaun Derry’s first point in charge was gained in a battle with Bradford at the Coral Windows Stadium.
Boucaud believes that a similar spirit shown on that night will see the Magpies gain a positive result in the 2014 curtain raiser.
“When we went to Bradford we really pulled together and it was a great team performance,” he continued.
“We’re going into this game to get three points because we’re at a crucial stage of the season.
“We need points so we’re only going into it for the victory and I believe other than Crawley, where I think the performance was poor, if we can continue like what we’ve been doing in the past few games I think we can do something.”
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