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Derry: Decision Knocked Our Game Plan

23 November 2014

Manager Shaun Derry will be appealing the sending off…

Notts County's game plan was ripped up after referee Stuart Attwell's decision to send off midfielder Gary Jones on the 29th minute.

Derry admitted post-match that the red card knocked his side's tactics, but was proud of his adapted team.

He made it clear he didn't want to talk about the moment that changed the game.

He told Magpie Player: "I've seen the incident in game-time and I am not going to discuss it as it will get me into trouble.

"We will look at it. I don't know what words I can say to be honest. 

"I am very proud of the team, they were outstanding again. 

"The decision knocked our game plan right on the head, we had to adapt very quickly. I thought we really looked great on the break.

"I am gutted we didn't win the game.

"We will be appealing. We have to. I don't know what to say as a manager here when something goes against us like that."

Derry praised his squad, and also the supporters including a number that was invited as part of the Football in the Community's Community Day to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

He added: " Our defence was heroic, this was a major low for us today, I thought we deserved a win and I felt the boys did really well.

"Fair credit to Yeovil, they will be happy with the win.

"We regrouped at half-time, they listened to the instructions. A few players had to go into different players and they were all fantastic. 

"I like to tell the truth, but I can't on this occasion. 

"It's great to see so many younger fans today as part of the Community Day on the far side. Delighted with the crowd. It makes a difference for the lads. That was our highest attendance of the season and it would be nice to see them again. A great initiative from the football club and the FITC.

"Next up, Sheffield United, a brilliant game, I can't wait. I wish it was now!"

Watch the interview by clicking here.


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