New boss Shaun Derry has demanded that the Notts County players set themselves the same high standards that he has done throughout his career...
The former Magpies midfielder feels that he managed to play Premier League football as a result of giving 100 per cent each and every day.
Nottingham-born Derry holds the club very close to his heart and will not settle for any player or member of staff that does not give their all for the cause.
“I got absolutely everything out of my playing career, with the ability I’ve got I played in the Premier League,” he told Magpie Player.
“You can achieve many things in football if those foundations are proper.
“Hard work and the right attitude have to be given every day.
“You can’t turn the tap on just one day and not the next, it has to be every single day.
“Every minute of every session it has to be ‘can I get the best possible performance out of myself?’
“I know there’s ability in this playing squad but it’s just not coming out at the minute for whatever reason.
“I’ve got to find that reason and ensure my beliefs are put over in a way they understand that I expect certain things from them.”
He continued: “The standards will always be there – we’re going to win games, we’re going to lose games but hopefully we’re going to win more than we lose.
“Mark my words, if we do lose a game, it’s not going to be for cutting corners or being lackadaisical, it’s going to be in the right manner.”
Derry will take charge for the first time in this weekend’s FA Cup with Budweiser meeting with Hartlepool United.
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