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Mullins: If You Don’t Take Your Chances Then You Could Get Punished

8 February 2015

Notts County captain Hayden Mullins was in reflective mood when speaking to the media after Saturday’s defeat to Chesterfield at Meadow Lane...

A bizarre deflected goal midway through the second half sealed all three points for the Spireites on Saturday and whilst Mullins was disappointed to have lost the game, he feels that Notts will bounce back from the defeat.

“It’s a derby and I think the way we lost, we’re very disappointed,” Mullins said after the game. “I think the first half we started really well, we looked bright, we missed a great chance with the big man who’s just nicked it wide.

“It just wasn’t to be and it was a bit of a freak goal really and that sees us get a defeat today.

“That’s the nature of the game, if you don’t take your chances then you could get punished and today we were punished in the harshest way I think, with the goal that’s gone in.

“I think it was a 30-yard deflection, up over the goalkeeper that dropped in the back of the net and I don’t think you’ll see too many of them and that’s what makes it hard to take."

The 35-year-old feels that there is enough strength of character within the Notts squad to turn things around though, as they look to break a run of three consecutive defeats when they head to Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening.

“Only us in there in the dressing room can change that, so it’s down to us and like I say we’re a bit downbeat with the result and the manner and the way we lost today, but I’m sure that come Tuesday we’ll be up and ready for the game.”

Subscribers can watch the full post-match interview with Hayden Mullins on Magpie Player.

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