Manager Shaun Derry was disappointed after the 2-1 home loss…
Notts lost to Walsall on Saturday and the result meant an end to the impressive 11 game unbeaten run.
The Magpies still occupy the play-off positions, but it was the manner of the defeat that upset the boss.
He told Magpie Player: "I think if we came away with anything other than a loss, then we would have been lucky. It was an off day.
"I said I didn't want us to give away this run without a fight and they did a job. But too many of our lads were off their game.
"I've said the run would end at some point and we are upset with each other.
"The boys are upset and that proves they don't like the disappointment side of the game, but we have to take it on the chin.
"We all have off days and we will be looking for a response.
"We edged the chances in the first half, in the second we didn't create enough and that's a shame at home with the wingers we have.
"We just didn't have that gear and everyone connected to the team was just off a little bit."
"No one can question the work rate though. The runs ended, but we will have to get back on the wagon again."
Derry also revealed that Garry Thompson came off injured in the second half, meanwhile on-loan defender Louis Laing has picked up a knock.
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