Caretaker Manager Paul Hart has said that he is happy to continue in his interim role with the first team and is focused on doing the best he can for the club.
It was confirmed this week that Hart will continue as Caretaker Manager, alongside Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall and new arrival Dave Kevan, which he said he was more than happy with.
Hart told the media on Thursday: “I get on with both jobs, the Academy and with the boys obviously, but what’s happened now is for the foreseeable future, we all expected a new Manager to be in this week. That hasn’t transpired, so I continue until either a Manager’s found or whatever. It’s fine, everyone’s OK and we know what we’ve got to do.
“I’ll continue with the boys, who have been absolutely fantastic and we want to try and move forward in whatever period of time we’re working here.”
Hart does not feel that the fact Notts dropped into the relegation places after Leyton Orient’s win at Coventry City on Wednesday night has too much of a bearing on the task in hand and is instead just keeping his players focused on what they need to do.
“We already knew it was a bit of a pressurised situation, but if you continue to look at the table, it doesn’t tell you very much,” he continued.
“It tells you what’s happening today, but we all know, in these situations, that people jump in and out of that bottom four on a pretty regular basis. The thing is to win the next match and that’s all you can do.”
With specific focus on Friday’s opponents Walsall, Hart admitted that the result was the most important thing for him, joking: “I don’t really mind how they play, as long as we win.
He then added: “No, the situation is that we’ve got to try and play and play in a way that will ultimately get us something from the game.”
Subscribers can watch the full pre-match media session with Paul Hart on Magpie Player.