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Abbott: It’s Payback Time

14 March 2014

Assistant manager Greg Abbott hopes that Notts County can repay the club’s loyal supporters in this weekend’s six-pointer with Tranmere Rovers.

The Black and White Army have backed the team through some tough times this term, which is highlighted by the Magpies’ placement at the foot of the Sky Bet League 1 table.

With 10 cup finals to go, Abbott wants to see the players give something back to the fans by ending the season on a high note. 

He said: “I don’t think anybody’s happy at the minute and we have a responsibility to everyone connected with this club to do much better. 

“The fans have been absolutely brilliant and they deserve better, because some of the performances have been below average, below par - whatever you want to call them.

“Me, being as honest as I am, know that the inconsistencies have been below the levels that I would expect and I think the players would expect as well.

“We have to stand accountable and not try to falsify the fans with their optimism.

“What we have to say is we do feel that there is a repayment there and we’ll try to do that against Tranmere to start with.

“We have to make sure that they know that the level of support they’ve given us has been sensational to be fair - nothing like I’ve experienced before.”

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Further coverage is available in the Nottingham Post, Nottinghamshire Topper and as part of BBC Radio Nottingham’s pre-match show. 

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