Dave Kevan was delighted to have returned to the coaching staff at Notts County and sees no reason why the club can’t stay in Sky Bet League 1 this season.
Kevan’s return to Meadow Lane was confirmed earlier this week and the former Notts player admitted that it had been a strange few days but that he was delighted by what he had found when coming back to the club.
“It’s been very eventful, but very enjoyable,” Kevan said of the past couple of days. “I’m delighted to be back, the circumstances obviously are a little bit strange and unique, but I suppose that’s Notts County.
“I’ve been made really to feel welcome. There’s been a lot of good humour about my situation from a few other members of staff and we’ve really enjoyed the last few days to be honest.
“I’m here to assist and obviously I’m assisting Paul at the moment, which I’m delighted to do and we’ll just take it from there. I’m glad to be back at the football club, the Board have brought me in to assist the Manager, obviously that didn’t happen and I’ve been reassured that I’m here and I’m delighted to be here.”
When asked how confident he was that Notts could move away from the relegation zone over the final eight games of the season, Kevan added: “Very confident, there’s no reason why we can’t. There’s a good group of boys there that train well, there’s good spirit, you can sense that, and they’re taking on some new ideas.
“We’re trying to get things through to them very quickly, which we have to at this stage, but they’re absorbing it all and trying to take it all in and, as I say, they’ve made me feel very welcome and there’s a nice feeling around the training ground.”
Looking ahead to Friday’s match against Walsall and the subsequent seven games that will decide Notts’ fate this season, Kevan was equally buoyant.
On the Walsall game he explained: “We’ve had some DVD stuff on them and reports on them and they’re a good team and they’ve got some good players, but so have we and we’re going to go there full of confidence and full of belief in ourselves and try and impose ourselves on that game.
“Whoever we’re playing, we’ve got to be looking to pick up points, whether they’re in and around us or way ahead of us, every game’s important now and every game we’ve got to try and take something from and from what I’ve seen the last two or three days from the group, there’s no reason we can’t do that.”
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