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Derry: I've Got To Make Sure We Don't Play Like That

11 January 2015

Notts County Manager Shaun Derry admitted that his side’s performance wasn’t good enough against Bristol City on Saturday.

After seeing his side slip to a 4-0 defeat at Ashton Gate, Derry conceded that it was a disappointing day, not only to have lost, but particularly the manner in which the goals were conceded.

The Notts boss told Magpie Player: “It’s probably the lowest point of this season, if I’m honest. I’m lost for words in terms of the way that we conceded the goals today. 

“The four goals, all four of them were pretty much disgusting to be honest and that’s something that’s not happened too often this season. It’s just crept into our game of late, the type of goals we’ve conceded.

“Listen, we’ve come to a big, big team at our level, a club that’s probably got the pick of all players at our level, so we knew it was going to be difficult, but I’ve always been honest in terms of saying we’ll always compete and you can compete in various ways, but the way that we conceded the goals today gave us huge problems,” he added.

“At two-nil down at half time, you go in and you make your changes and then the third absolutely kills us, kills us as a team and then the lads start doing things that they’ve not done all season, start playing short, not really passing the ball with a pace that I always insist on.

“But the good thing about it is that, this last six weeks, where we’ve played the top level clubs in League One, we’re now looking at probably more teams on our level coming round the corner, but if we go and play like that against them, there will be a definite similarity in results.

“I’ve got to make sure that we don’t play like that against them, I’ve got to make sure that, Crewe at home next week, it’s a different type of game and a different type of feeling afterwards.”

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

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