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Hodge: The Win Was All That Mattered

30 October 2013

Notts County claiming three points against Oldham Athletic was all that mattered on Tuesday night, says caretaker boss Steve Hodge.

Hodge took charge of first team affairs for the game, following the departure of ex-manager Chris Kiwomya and backroom duo Mick Jones and Andy Watson. 

The stand-in gaffer was delighted to see Notts scrap for 90 minutes to secure a 3-2 win, despite suffering an availability crisis ahead of the game.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce, David Bell and Marcus Haber were ruled out of the fixture on the day, adding to an ever-extending list of players watching on from the sidelines. 

Hodge was proud of the young team and felt that the win was a massive lift for the club as a whole.

“It was an up and down game but I think the fans enjoyed it, but we got the right result so we’re all happy,” he told the press.

“Earlier in the morning, we lost about four players unbelievably so we didn’t pick the team until 5.10pm on the night.

“The bench was full of young players and we had to dig in deep at the end, but we scored three good goals I thought as well.

“Getting the result was all that mattered and it gives us all a lift and puts smiles on the faces.” 

He continued: “We were under a lot of pressure but Oldham are currently playing really well and are a hard team to beat.

“A win’s a win, no matter how you get it, and when you look back in 10 years’ time it will be that Notts County that won 3-2 and that’s all that matters.”

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