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Carroll: We Need To Keep Our Heads Up

1 September 2014

Goalkeeper Roy Carroll praised his colleagues after another battling display...

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Carroll didn't hide his disappointment after the whistle, but remained upbeat about the team's performance in the 2-1 loss to Bristol City.

The shot stopper was beaten in the final seconds from the penalty spot, a decision he felt the match officials got right.

He is now calling for his team-mates to bounce back on Tuesday in the JPT cup tie against Mansfield Town.

He told Magpie Player: "I thought the ref got it right. We aren't disappointed about that decision, we all thought Hayden Mullins' should have got a penalty down the other end, with the handball.

"The boys worked very hard. Bristol City will be up there for promotion. We put them under pressure and we worked hard as a team.

"We had chances, it was a good finish by Zeli. He's a good young talent and it's good to see him fit and coming through.

"I'm enjoying my time here at Notts. I'm playing with a smile and hopefully I can continue.

"It's football, it's disappointing to lose in that manner, and we had no chance to come back so late in the game.

"But we've had some good results already this season and we have a bit of a break after Mansfield."

Carroll is set to miss the Tuesday night game after being called up to the Irish squad, but is confident the squad can progress in the competition.

He added: "I meet the squad on Monday, so I will miss the match, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm a squad player, so hopefully I can get myself in the starting eleven.

"I will going to London this week and hopefully I can make the cut and fly out on Thursday and then back for the Peterborough match.

"We need to make sure our heads are hold up high and keep working hard."

To watch the full interview on Magpie Player please click here.

For Mansfield Town ticket information click here. 



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