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Derry Expects A Big Reaction

13 November 2013

First team manager Shaun Derry felt that the Magpies’ performance in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Oldham Athletic was unacceptable.

Notts had taken a 13th minute lead through Ronan Murray but the Irishman’s second strike in as many games proved to be the only positive from the game. 

The Latics moved in front ahead of the break and added three more goals in the second half to secure a 5-1 win against 10-man County, who lost Dean Leacock to a straight red card early into the second period. 

Derry, who took over as manager last week, was left disappointed at the final whistle and expects a big reaction against Wolves. 

“Firstly I’ve got to apologise to all the fans that made the long trip up to Oldham, because I felt for them in the corner,” he said.

“There’s not many times in my career that I’ve been speechless but I’m speechless with what I’ve seen.

“I’ve said to the boys ‘you either come with me or you don’t’ and that’s where it is at the minute.

“We’re at a crossroads in what direction we’re going to go in and I know which direction I’m going in.

“It’s up to the players now whether they want to come with us.

“I’ve seen things in training that I’ve not seen in that game and I’ll back them 100 per cent, but I can’t on this occasion because that’s a performance that’s not acceptable.

“It’s not in my makeup and I don’t want it to be in theirs either.”

He added: “Listen, of course I’m new to the game and this is probably going to be my most valuable learning experience.

“I’m going to take something from it, definitely, because I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

“Now let’s see what the reaction is on Saturday, I’m looking for a reaction that’s for sure.” 

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