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Size Isn’t Everything, Says Sheehan

20 February 2014

Alan Sheehan may be considered too short to be a centre-back by some but that only makes him more determined to succeed in his new role at Notts County.

In the absence of skipper Dean Leacock, Sheehan has moved inside from left-back and has not looked like a player out of position - far from it.  

The 27-year-old is set to continue his run of form alongside Manny Smith when the Magpies take on Shrewsbury Town at Meadow Lane this coming Saturday (3pm kick-off). 

Sheehan is enjoying every minute at the heart of defence and would happily remain there as Notts strive for Sky Bet League 1 safety. 

He said: “I do really like it in the centre and just because you’re 5ft 11ins it doesn’t mean that you’re not good in the air and can’t win headers.

“I’d rather be 5ft 11ins and attack the ball rather than being 6ft 5ins and duck.

“I’m happy to be in there and I’m relishing it at the moment.

“People never knew that I could play there before this season but I knew because I’d played there a bit before.

“I do really like the centre-back role at the moment and people are seeing that I’m doing okay.”

Tickets have been reduced for this weekend’s encounter with the Shrews. 

For full ticket details, click here

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