Dean Leacock has suggested that the Notts County players should exchange harsh words with each other before kick-off in an attempt to improve first half performances.
Against both Crewe Alexandra and Walsall, the Magpies have put in disappointing showings in the opening 45, only to offer much more after the break.
On Saturday, Leacock was pleased with the way that Notts finished the game at the Banks’s Stadium, which saw County come from behind to take a point against the Saddlers.
“We dug in there and the second half was much, much better than the first,” he said.
“We tried to play too much pretty football, I think, and in the second half we used the pitch and turned them, got in behind them and caused them a lot of trouble.
“In the first half I was baffled myself, because we know the game plan, but they got on top of us.
“We wanted to take the second half of Crewe into this game and we’ve had a few words with each other at half time.
“I’m don’t know if we’ve got to start having words with each other before the game or something?
“Something’s got to change and hopefully that will be the case on Friday against Bury.”
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