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Campbell-Ryce In Four-Midable Form

13 April 2014

Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s performance in Notts County’s 4-2 victory against Port Vale was arguably his finest in the Black and White stripes to date.

Campbell-Ryce had a hand in all four of Notts’ goals, including two assists for Jimmy Spencer, who dragged his side level at the break. 

The County number 20 was delighted to set up Spencer, who has been a key figure since signing from Huddersfield Town. 

“I don’t care who gets the headlines, it’s not about me – it’s not an individual performance – there’s 11 of us out there,” said Campbell-Ryce. 

“I just want to give credit to my teammates for giving me the ball and allowing me to get in those areas to try and create chances.

“That’s my job, to beat players and cross it in and thankfully Jimmy Spencer, who’s been brilliant for us, was there to finish it off.

“I’m an old war horse now, I’m 31 and it’s nearly time to hang up my boots, but that’s what I’ve made a career on doing.

“I get at people and take risks in dribbling with the ball but luckily the management team have given me that freedom to express myself and make things happen for the team.”

Campbell-Ryce capped off a Man of the Match display with two decisive finishes to wrap up an important three points for the Magpies. 

“For the first, I’m still confused what I was doing in the box but the gaffer and Greg [Abbott] have been telling me that I need to get across people,” he said. 

“I just gambled and got a bit of a nosebleed but I thought I’d missed, though it hit the post and went in and hopefully that’s the little bit of luck that we’ve needed.

“We needed the fourth and luckily we hit them on the break and, again, Jack [Grealish], he made it for me.

“He beat a couple of players and the weight of the pass was fantastic.

“It was the harder finish for me but it was a good finish nonetheless.”

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