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Derry: Notts Must Remain Focused

28 March 2014

There is plenty excitement around this week after back-to-back wins kicked off The Great Escape campaign but the Notts County players’ attention is placed fully on beating Colchester United.

Six points in four days has made up significant ground on the teams outside the bottom four but the task remains huge for the Magpies. 

Derry has kept the players’ feet on the ground and is asking for more of the same in front of the home fans. 

He said: “I don’t want us to get carried away, I really don’t, we just need to take it game by game.

“I know it’s the old cliches but there’s just been too many false dawns that have happened in the last four months and I don’t want it to be another one.

“I just want us to concentrate and get fully focused for the weekend, because I know there’s going to be a tremendous backing here at Meadow Lane.

“We need to take it slowly and make sure that we approach the game in the same way that we have the last two.” 

In the return fixture between the sides, Notts produced one of their best performances of the season to claim a convincing victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Derry believes that the U’s players will still be hurt by the scoreline and will be looking for revenge this Saturday. 

“We beat them convincingly and it was a great away performance and away day,” he continued. 

“I tell you what though, they’ll want to beat us because if I’d lost 4-0 at home to somebody I’d want to put that right.

“I fully expect to face a side that’s fully motivated to win the game and we’ve got another task on our hands.”

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