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Jamal’s New Lease Of Life

24 November 2013

Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce has been arguably Notts County’s standout player across the last two matches and he puts it down to the new management team.

Since the arrival of new boss Shaun Derry and assistant Greg Abbott, Campbell-Ryce has started every game, which has been a boost for the playmaker following an opening to the campaign that has seen him in and out of the side. 

The Magpies’ number 20 was deservedly named Man of the Match in the team’s 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town on the back of a performance where he delivered countless dangerous deliveries into the box and came close to scoring himself on more than one occasion. 

Campbell-Ryce, although disappointed by Saturday’s result and recent results, hopes to play a significant part in County’s fight to climb out of the bottom four. 

“On a personal note, the new gaffer’s come in and he’s given me a new lease of life,” he said. 

“He’s shown faith in me and has told the lads to get the ball to me and it’s coming out in my football so I appreciate that.

“Hopefully I can keep my performances up and stay in the side to help us get out of this mess that we’re in.

“From the team’s point of view we just need to get the rub of the green and maybe start converting some of those crosses into goals.

“It’s not just the strikers, it’s the midfielders, it’s the set-pieces from Alan Sheehan, corners, crosses from deep and all the rest of it.

“I think everyone needs to chip in, because it’s a team thing and when I’m saying that we need to get on the end of things.

“I’m thinking about the two centre-halves, midfielders, wingers, strikers – it’s collectively everyone.”

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