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Carroll: I'll Probably Sleep For the Next Two Days!

16 November 2014

Man of the moment Roy Carroll spoke to Magpie Player after Saturday's win at Coventry City...

Notts County goalkeeper Roy Carroll was the centre of attention on Saturday, having flown back from international duty with Northern Ireland in Romania to play a second game in less than 24 hours.

The popular custodian caught the first flight out of Romania on Saturday morning and drove himself to the Ricoh Arena for the Sky Bet League 1 match against Coventry.

However, the 37-year-old was modest in his appraisal of his actions, despite Chairman Ray Trew’s public praise of Carroll’s commitment to the club.

The former Manchester United keeper told Magpie Player: “For me, playing for Notts County back in the English league is fantastic. In the summer nobody was interested in me and Shaun Derry gave me a chance to come back to England and it’s a great pleasure for me to come back here and play for Notts County.

“I think I had about two or three hours sleep but for me it’s always the next day, two days after the game, and I think I’m going to feel it for the next two days so I’ll probably sleep for the next two days!”

Carroll was quick to praise the defenders in front of him for helping ensure that the club kept a ninth clean sheet of the season, adding: “The lads did really well in front of me, I don’t think they had many shots and I don’t think I had a save to make, I had a few crosses but the backline was great.”

Subscribers can see the full post-match interview with Roy Carroll on Magpie Player.

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