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Jama Playing Like A 'Younger Man'

14 January 2014

Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce has looked like a ‘younger man’ in the past two months, according to Notts County skipper Dean Leacock.

Campbell-Ryce was given a new lease of life following the arrival of backroom duo Shaun Derry and Greg Abbott. 

The 30-year-old has been a regular on the right flank for Notts and has terrorised opposition defences with his forward runs and dangerous crossing. 

Under the new regime, Campbell-Ryce has added goals and assists to his game again, including the cross for Enoch Showunmi's finish the weekend's win over Sheffield United.

Leacock feels that Campbell-Ryce is playing his best football since arriving at Meadow Lane. 

“Since the gaffer’s come in he’s playing like a younger man - he's has had a new lease of life," he said.

“I’ve seen Jamal play when he was at Orient and he’s doing exactly the same now.

“He wasn’t having the best of times before the new gaffer came in and as a player it affected him, when he was playing he wasn’t the same. 

“As a proper good friend to me it wasn’t nice seeing it but in the past two months he’s been unplayable like Jack [Grealish] and Callum [McGregor].

“He’s destroying most left-backs he’s playing against and it’s good to see.” 

Next up for the Magpies is a trip to the Lamex Stadium for another six-pointer with Stevenage.

For full ticket details, click here.

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