The Magpies have not been distracted by the speculation surrounding the vacant managerial position at Meadow Lane, says midfielder Mark Fotheringham.
Every day, new names are being linked with the post but caretaker boss Steve Hodge and coach Andy McMillan have helped to keep the players’ minds on a difficult Sky Bet League 1 encounter with Coventry City this weekend.
The Sky Blues experienced an unbeaten October and are sitting comfortably in mid-table, despite a 10-point deduction earlier this campaign.
Notts, on the other hand, have struggled but a hard-fought midweek win over Oldham Athletic sees the team travel to the Sixfields Stadium full of confidence.
“They’ve been excellent, Steve’s a very experienced guy and Andy’s been different class as well in training,” Fotheringham told Magpie Player.
“It was good to get a positive result for those two the other night but the games that we’ve been playing in recently it’s been fine margins.
“We just need to keep working hard, get a confidence about us and keep grinding out results.”
He added: “We’ve not really been speaking about it (the managerial situation) to be honest, we’re all just concentrating on the game at the weekend.
“The most important thing is now – this moment – and we need to win games so the lads are just focusing on Coventry away and then Hartlepool in the cup.
“As players, we know that we have to go out and do our best every week, regardless of we’re playing for.
“Nobody wants to be sitting there at the bottom of the league – that’s not what Notts County is about and hopefully we can rectify it soon.”
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