Chairman reserves special praise for popular goalkeeper...
Notts County Chairman Ray Trew has praised the attitude and commitment of goalkeeper Roy Carroll, after the custodian returned from international duty with Northern Ireland to play for the club in the 1-0 victory at Coventry City on Saturday.
Carroll, who joined the club on a free transfer this summer, has proved a revelation for Notts, putting in some eye-catching performances and establishing himself as a firm fans’ favourite for his passion and commitment.
However, rarely has that been more evident that when the 37-year-old turned out for Notts on Saturday, putting in another superb display, just hours after representing his country in a UEFA European Championship qualifying match away to Romania on Friday night.
The big keeper’s efforts have not gone unnoticed amongst the Notts hierarchy, with Chairman Ray Trew saying of Carroll: "I can’t praise Roy highly enough today, what he did went well above the call of duty, but epitomised everything that is right about Notts County at the moment.
"Shaun Derry spoke of his desire to get the right sorts of player in this season and I think what Roy has done for this club today shows exactly what the Manager meant.
"These guys have put their bodies on the line and challenged for every ball in every match this season and we have reaped the rewards, so whilst I would like to praise every player who took to the field this afternoon, I have to reserve special praise for Roy because I know what it meant to me, but more so I know what it meant to our supporters and he has my heartfelt thanks for what he has done."