Notts County Manager Shaun Derry spoke to the media on Monday ahead of our Sky Bet League 1 game away to Crewe Alexandra...
Notts travel to the Alexandra Stadium on Tuesday night for a game that was originally due to take place earlier this month, before it was postponed due to international call-ups for our opponents and although Crewe currently sit bottom of the Sky Bet League 1 table, Derry is taking nothing for granted going into the game.
The Notts boss told the assembled journalists at Monday's pre-match media session: "They have struggled, there’s no hiding away from the fact that they have struggled, but at the same time we’ve got to take them very much seriously because, on their day, as we’ve seen throughout the number of years that Crewe have been at our level, on their day they can beat anybody and that’s what Crewe Alexandra are all about.
"I think that stems from the backing that the Board give the Manager. They don’t set their sights too high in terms of putting pressure on the management. I know they’ll be disappointed at the moment, but at the same time we’ve got a tough game, just as all opponents at our level are, they always prove to be that and we’re not taking them for granted that’s for sure.
Notts go into Tuesday night's rearranged game on the back of four successive draws and whilst the Manager feels that this run has given the club a good grounding, he is looking for his side to push on now and start getting wins on the board.
"Believe it or not, we always try and win games, we do, we don’t go out on to the field thinking that we just want to make up the numbers and get a point, we don’t," he added. "I know that the last four points have been in the last four games and four draws on the bounce is great for us in one respect because it gives us that hard to beat feeling and team morale is still high, but I understand that we need to start winning games.
"I think I said in my piece last week, I’m not feeling the pressure to go and win games, I’m just feeling the pressure to go and produce performances and I feel we’re doing that.
"A win at Crewe would be great for everybody, but once again it doesn’t alter my thoughts and patterns about where the season is going, I still feel that we’re in, definitely, the right spot and I’m looking forward to the game."
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