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This Can Be Our Turning Point

22 January 2013

Alan Sheehan feels that the weekend’s performance against Sheffield United could prove to be a landmark fixture in the Magpies’ season.

Notts claimed a 1-1 draw with the automatic promotion chasing Blades, despite playing more than an hour with 10 men.

The determination to gain the point was greatly appreciated by the home supporters but Sheehan felt that the fans deserved that kind of showing.

The defender wants the team to take the positives out of the weekend’s encounter and go one better against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off). 

“We have to be pleased with the performance, to go down to 10 men against one of the best teams in the league and to come out with a point,” he told Magpie Player. 

“I think it might be a turning point, because we all stuck together and grinded out a good result.

“We could have easily laid down and let them walk all over us at 1-0 down but we all stuck together and I think it was a united effort from the whole club.

“Everyone made a major effort to get the game on and I think we owed them that kind of performance.”

Sheehan felt that the display summed up the camaraderie within the squad, as they overcame all odds to salvage something from the game. 

“As a dressing room, all the players and all the staff, it’s a good place to be,” he continued. 

“Everybody’s happy and I don’t think we can wish for better coaches, a better manager, everybody’s together.

“It’s been a little dip in form but we’re still here and we want to get back up the table.”

He added: “I think it’s an absolutely massive game against Oldham and I think it’s crucial that we get the three points. 

“Anything less and we’ll be disappointed.”

The Meadow Lane clash with Oldham will go ahead should the pitch pass a 10am inspection.

Look out for further details here on the official site. 

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