Caretaker manager Chris Kiwomya is looking for full commitment from the Magpies in Tuesday night’s clash with Stevenage.
It has been a roller-coaster few days for the squad, following the announcement of former boss Keith Curle’s departure, as well as coaching duo Colin Lee and Colin West.
Kiwomya has been placed in charge of first team matters for the Lamex Stadium encounter and he is looking for the players to give their all, as they aim to close the five-point gap on the Play-Off places.
“We’ve got a good set of lads here, Keith’s put in some good foundations, and we just want to try and take it forward in the next game,” he told the press.
“I’ll just be asking for commitment really, because of the emotional effect.
“Keith was very popular with a lot of the players – with all the players – so it’s important that they get their mindset right and are able to tackle this Stevenage game with full commitment.
“I’ve got to try and say ‘listen, we’ve still got to go on, don’t let yourselves and the club down now’.”
The former development squad manager admitted that he would like to be considered for the role on a permanent basis, though he is just taking it one game at a time.
He said: “My job now is just to take over for a short period of time and let the board do what they have to do.
“I think it’s an opportunity for me to gain a bit of experience so I quite relish that.
“I’ve never been one to turn away a challenge and this is a great challenge and a great position to be in.
“I just want to do the best that I can in the short-term that I might be here for, because sometimes you don’t know where it goes.”
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