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Derry: I’m Not Giving Up Because There’s Still A Lot Of Football To Play

8 February 2015

Manager Shaun Derry was disappointed but determined after the Sky Bet League 1 defeat to Chesterfield on Saturday...

Notts County Manager Shaun Derry felt that this side were hard done by in the 1-0 defeat at home to Chesterfield, but insisted that nobody at the club is giving up ahead of the run-in to the end of the season.

A badly-deflected goal was all that separated the two sides at Meadow Lane on Saturday, after a pretty even and very entertaining opening half and Derry couldn’t hide his disappointment when speaking to the media after the game.

“Of course I’m low, obviously I’m low,” the Notts boss said in starting his post-match assessment. “I think those that came to the game today, will all have an opinion, I’ve sure got mine, about what this season was and has turned into. 

“But I’m low today, of course, when you lose in that manner it’s an absolute horrible pill to swallow.

“I asked for a response from last week’s performance and I felt the boys really delivered today, but we had to score in that first half. And I’m not going to label the blame at anyone’s toes because as I’ve always said, we’re all in it together,” he added.

“This is the club that we’ve got at this moment in time and we’re all really low, but I think there’s 54 more points to play for, 18 more games to play and I’m not giving up because there’s still a lot of football to play.

“So again we’ll get back to work on Monday and make sure we’ve got a chance to get something out of Leyton Orient, which again is not going to be easy because, never at any point in this season did I get carried away and, do you know what, I think a few did in this stadium.

“In this whole football club, I think a few got carried away by us being in a position that I knew we were overachieving, so you can label whatever anybody wants to label my way, but I’m a realist and I’m looking forward to Monday.”

Subscribers can see the full post-match interview with Shaun Derry on Magpie Player.

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