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Derry: I Want To Be In The Hat

8 November 2013

First Team Manager Shaun Derry sat down for his weekly presser for the first time on Friday morning and told the media that he is determined to make an impact on his squad..

Notts travel to Hartlepool United on Saturday in the FA Cup with Budweiser and he is aiming to be in the hat for the second round draw come Sunday lunch. 

He said: "I just want to start on Saturday with a positive. And I want to be in the hat on Sunday morning. 

"It's up to me to implement my style of football on the team and I think we've only had a few clean sheets so far this season and it's not good enough. We need a good defensive line and a unit in front of them. 

"I've watched back the DVD from last weekend's game and it was disappointing. Coventry are a very good team, but I was disappointed that we lost the second half. But that's gone. That's in the past. 

"Thursday was a positive day. And throughout, however long I am going to be here, I'm going to be positive. 

"I want to make an impact on the boys. I've come here to be the manager and I want to have the right impact." 

The new boss, who is in the process of achieving his a-licence coaching badges, was asked what type of manager he will be in his first managerial role.

He answered: "I don't know what type of manager I will be. Hopefully successful and lucky, but for the short term I can guarantee is that I will represent what I was as a player. Honesty, hard-working, togetherness, determination and team spirit. If I can transform that to the players then we will enjoy ourselves. 

"The players will have heard it all before. Words don't get you results. You will have to judge me on what I do and what goes on out there.

"I want the lads to do well. I saw a lot of things in our first training session and it made me and Greg smile. When we came through the doors we were apprehensive to see what the quality was like in the building, but as long as they produce the right attitude and the work ethic that I am absolutely insisting then they have quality at this level.

"If every single players know that they will be running lost causes, I want this place to liven up. Let's all work together." 

To watch the full interview, log onto Magpie Player and hear his thoughts about his first 48-hours in the job, Neil Warnock, his family and the city of Nottingham. 

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