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Standards Cannot Slip

20 December 2013

First team manager Shaun Derry has told his players that their hard work cannot relent if they are to climb out of the bottom four by the turn of the year.

The Magpies have made up significant ground on the sides outside the bottom four with back-to-back wins and can drag even more teams into trouble with a third victory on the spin. 

On Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off), Notts face another six-pointer with 24th placed Bristol City, who are managed by former boss Steve Cotterill. 

County are currently just two points above the Robins, meaning an exciting afternoon of football is on the cards at Meadow Lane. 

Derry is eager for his squad to keep up the momentum and end 2013 with a bang. 

“When you do get results like we’ve had, you don’t want them to have an off day because you don’t want to get carried away with what they’ve achieved,” he told the press. 

“It’s got to be looking into what’s going to be a massive game for us against a manager that’s achieved more than I’ve achieved at Notts County.

“It’s a big task for the guys and one that we’re very much looking forward to.”

He added: “It would give everyone a massive lift for the New Year [to be out of the bottom four] but I just know you don’t achieve anything over four, five or six weeks.

“We’ll be judged at the end of the season and I’m just delighted that we’ve got a couple of wins under our belts.

“It just gives them the belief to carry on where they’ve left off after what was a great away win on Saturday.

 “The key now is to really kick on, we can’t rest on our laurels.”

For full pre-match build-up, sign in to Magpie Player.

Further coverage will be available in the Nottingham Post, Nottinghamshire Topper and as part of BBC Radio Nottingham’s pre-match show. 

CHRISTMAS CRACKER | £12 Adults & £2 Under-16s  - Notts County V Bristol City (3pm – Saturday 21 December @ Meadow Lane). 

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