Shaun Derry was in reflective mood when talking to the media ahead of our Sky Bet League 1 game against Walsall this weekend...
Having seen his side win seven and draw four of their last 11 fixtures, Derry was reminded of an even more impressive run from his time playing with Queens Park Rangers, which saw them go 19 games unbeaten and he explained that he was using the advice of his then Manager Neil Warnock to help keep his side’s run going for as long as possible.
The Notts boss told Magpie Player: “I suppose you always look back on certain runs that you’ve been in as a player and certain situations that you found yourself in and yeah obviously that run of 19 games is very much etched into my thought process and I just remember then, Neil always said don’t change what’s got you success and that’s the overriding vision of what we’re trying to do at the minute.
“What’s got us success at the minute works and, like I always say, to go on runs of 10, 12, 15 or 19, like at QPR, you have to be on it every single day and at this moment in time we are,” he added.
“Don’t get carried away with the wins and don’t get too despondent over the losses because, as we all know, at this level a game’s only around the corner so that’s the message that I’m sending out at the minute, enjoy it, thrive on it, actually embrace what’s happening at the moment but don’t get too down when it ends because at some point it will, but I don’t want it to happen yet, absolutely not.”
Looking ahead specifically to this weekend’s game against Walsall Derry was quick to add that his side will be taking nothing for granted going into the match, despite the Saddlers sitting 18th in the table after a difficult start to the season.
“Anybody can beat anybody at this level and it was only within a year that they came here and beat us 5-1 at home, so that’s obviously etched into my memory,” he added. “It’s there and it hurt, it was tough last year, so I think that goes to show that we can’t take any opponent too lightly and we won’t.”
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