Notts County forward Garry Thompson was in no doubt that he should have been awarded a penalty in the goalless draw away to Walsall.
Thompson, who went to ground in the area after what he felt was a push in the back late on in the game at the Banks’s Stadium, said after the game that he wouldn’t have passed up what was a relatively straightforward chance on goal had he not been impeded.
When asked if he felt it should have been a penalty the Notts forward said after the game: “Definitely. I mean I’m not going to, well I try not to, miss a ball from there.
“But, he’s definitely give me a shove in the back and you can see from my reaction, when I’ve flown into the post, my body’s turned and for me it’s a stonewall penalty, but the referee’s not given it and we need to move on.
“That’s what we need to do and that’s what got our success away from home this season is working hard and when you work hard, with a little bit of quality as well, I thought today we played really well and we were unfortunate not to come away with anything,” he added.
“Gaz [Jones] has had his effort and we’ve had little scenarios in and around the box where probably if our quality was a little bit better then we would have come away with the points, but we’re just looking at taking each game as it comes and two massive games this weekend and we’re happy with a point away from home.”
When asked about the response from the players to the departure of Manager Shaun Derry and Assistant Manager Greg Abbott recently, Thompson added: “Obviously everyone was disappointed when Shaun and Greg left the club, they had a hand in bringing a lot of the players in, so it was understandable that the first couple of days afterwards it was going to be a little bit down.
“But I’ve got to give credit to Paul [Hart] and Mick [Halsall], they’ve come in and galvanised the lads and got us singing off the same hymn sheet again and every credit to them to come in and do what they’ve done and get us playing for each other.
“I thought from Roy through to Jimmy and the subs who came on, I thought we were hard working, resilient and that’s what we need to be away from home.”
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