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Derry: The Further We Go The More Exciting It Gets

8 October 2014

A delighted Shaun Derry spoke to the media after Tuesday night's win at Glanford Park...

Notts County Manager Shaun Derry was delighted to see his side extend their unbeaten run with victory at Scunthorpe United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

Having expected a tough test at Glanford Park, Derry was delighted with how his side stood up to the test and sealed their place in the next round of the competition.

The Notts boss told the media afterwards: “It was a tough night, I thought Scunthorpe gave absolutely everything for the team, for the Manager and we always knew it was going to be a tough night, whatever competition we’re going to be playing in I want us to be hard to beat and again we were hard to beat and the run continues so I’m delighted.”

Talking specifically about Ronan Murray’s winning goal, provided by a sublime pass from midfielder Drissa Traore, Derry added:  “It was a standout goal, I think it was. We’ve got high hopes for Drissa Traore, he’s obviously come in from a different culture, a different country and he’s slowly but surely finding his way in the team and I felt tonight was the right time to plug him in there and I thought he had a decent night.

“Great ball, what a fantastic ball, from his left foot as well, which makes it even more special, but he’s got that in the locker and I thought the finish was quite sublime to be honest.”

With a place in the Area Quarter-Finals of the competition secured, the Notts Manager is looking forward to what the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy can offer his side this season, concluding: “Last year, we lost 5-1 away at Oldham and it was a sorry night. 

“I said even at that early stage of being the Notts County Manager, where I knew that the League was a priority, it still hurt me, that defeat really hurt me and I want to take every competition seriously because it’s a fantastic competition, it really is and the longer we’re in it, the more exciting it becomes.”

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