Captain Dean Leacock believes that big characters are required if Notts County are to drag themselves out of trouble.
Notts head into Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League 1 fixture with Play-Off contenders Bradford City seven points adrift of safety.
Leacock has watched on from the sidelines in the past two games due to a two-game ban but has seen enough in the performances to suggest that the Magpies can turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later.
He told Magpie Player: “The situation we’re in at the moment’s not nice but it’s going to take a lot of character from us as a team to get out of this.
“We’re the ones that have got ourselves into it, not the management, it’s us as players.
“The 11 that go out there have to be men and from now until the end of the season, that’s what we’re looking for – big characters and real leaders.
“Everyone’s up for the battle and the manager has come in and installed that in the players.
“He’s a winner and I think that the way he plays and the way he obviously he’s managing now, he wants to win games.
“He gets frustrated because we’re not playing too bad but we’re just not getting the results.
“When you’re at the bottom and still getting results it doesn’t look great but the way we’re playing is better.
“We just need that little bit of luck maybe and when you’re at the bottom it’s hard to come by."
He continued: “We need to dig in there and, as a club, we need to stay together and hopefully that win can come against Bradford.
“The lads are working hard and I think it’s just a matter of time before we get that first win.”
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