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Derry: Aiming To Keep The Unbeaten Run Going

26 September 2014

Manager Shaun Derry is hoping his squad can make it five games unbeaten this weekend…

The Magpies make the short trip to Chesterfield on Saturday and the boss is hoping his team can carry on the good work they have done already this season.

He also answered questions from the local media regarding the club being the best defence in the league and how he hopes his team can score more goals down the other end.

He told Magpie Player: "If we want to play expansive football, then we could lose 2 or 3-0 like we did last season, for us at this time, I feel we need to create a new mentality, a defensive unit and that starts from the front. 

"Granted, I'd love to score more goals, but we're not doing that at the minute.

"I'm not sacrificing what got us success and go all guns blazing like we did at times last season. I hope fans can see how much success we've had already this season.

"We've got ten points from eight games and it took us 20 games to do that last season. I think that says a lot and we've made huge amounts of progress.

"I would love us to score more goals, but at the same time I want us to be hard to beat, stay in the game and I don't want us to be at the bottom of the league."

The Gaffer has been impressed with local rivals Chesterfield already this season, but is hoping Notts can stop their play-off momentum.

He added: "I've been very impressed with Chesterfield and it shows just how a sustainable amount of time for the Manager allows him to create what they want and it breeds success. They've been able to improve their squad and all the promoted sides are flying high still and are riding on a top of a crest of a wave.

"We've got to take care of what we can affect and we have the best record in the league, that may change, but it's a local derby and we want to create a good game.

"They are good team and we are expecting another incredibly hard challenge. I want to keep the unbeaten run going and we will try to win the game, but we can't win them all."

The Manager also revealed that left-back Blair Adams returned to full training this week, meanwhile on loan midfielder Reece Brown returned to Birmingham City following injury. Captain Hayden Mullins could miss out again due to injury.  

To watch the full interview on Magpie Player click here. 

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