Keith Curle felt that Tuesday night’s performance against Oldham Athletic highlighted both sides of the Magpies’ capabilities.
In the first half, Notts produced a dominant display that included some exciting attacking football.
They were rewarded when Enoch Showunmi made it 1-0 with a close-range finish in the 35th minute, which rounded off a superb move down the right, involving Andre Boucaud and Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
The second half required County to battle, as Oldham searched for a way back into the game, and the team dug deep to gain their first three points at Meadow Lane since November.
“It shows the two sides of the character that we’ve got in the changing room,” said the manager.
“If teams allow us to play, we’ll play, and in the first half we caused them some problems.
“In the second half, they got closer to us, they made it a confrontational game and I thought we stood up to the task very well.
“They didn’t really cause us a lot of problems, I thought, and we dealt with everything they threw at us.”
He added: “Sometimes, like people have mentioned, the battling performance and never-say-die attitude that we showed last week against Sheffield United, people would have said that being a goal down after 67 seconds, a man down after another 20 minutes it was over, but we didn’t stop.
“There’s a spirit inside that changing room and we need to build on that.
“I’ve said to the players that we need to be more demanding and the thing that I’m demanding now is that we want back-to-back victories.”
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