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Derry: Absolutely Gutted To Be Out

19 November 2014

Club News

Derry: Absolutely Gutted To Be Out

19 November 2014

Notts were dumped out of the FA Cup by Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night, despite taking an early lead...

Striker Ronan Murray put the visitors ahead, but a goal just before half-time from Luke Joyce and a second half looping effort from Marcus Carver ensured it was the Reds who face Yeovil in the second round.

Manager Shaun Derry couldn't hide his disappointment in the post-match press briefing. He told Magpie Player: "I am absolutely gutted we are out.

"We had a tough day in the first game and they deserved a replay.

"When we play away at Coventry, sometimes it takes care of itself. It's a great arena and a big team and we are doing well in the league, but the mentality changed and I have to question it.

"I question the mentality and that's disappointing. I always back the lads, but to get knocked out by a team thats lower than us is bitterly disappointing.

"We didn't really create many passages of play. It was a good goal, but we didn't stamp our authority.

"We have to be ruthless when we go ahead, but we let them back in it and too easily.

"It was a disappointing equaliser and it was a manner of the goals that we conceded that will hurt me. It was really poor.

"We've got a great set of lads. The training has been fantastic, but the lads have to create an absolute problem with my selection and they didn't do that.

"We deserved to lose. The best team won. I'm sure we will see a reaction on Saturday."

In more positive news, Jake Cassidy returned to the squad after injury and could continue his comeback when Notts face Yeovil Town back in the league at Meadow Lane this weekend.

Magpie Player subscribers can watch the full interview by clicking here.

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