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Lots of belief

18 August 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan says his squad will travel to Hartlepool with 'a lot of belief'.

The Magpies go into their second Sky Bet League Two away match of the season looking for their first win of the campaign.

And, while his side suffered an unfortunate defeat against Plymouth on Tuesday, Sheridan says the players are upbeat ahead of their trip to the north-east.

The manager said: "Hartlepool are a good team - our chief scout has been to watch them in the week. They’re a well-organised 4-4-2 side and they’ll be hard to beat.

"It’s always a difficult place to go and I’ll be expecting a tough game, but we’ll go there with a lot of belief that we can get something.

"One or two players have little knocks but nothing that will keep them out of Saturday so I’ll take a strong squad. We’re going to go there and try and win the game."

Sheridan is hopeful his players can assert their authority on the match by taking the lead at the Northern Gas and Power Stadium.

He said: "Sometimes it’s about getting that first goal and gaining the advantage. When you’re a goal up you seem to defend better.

"We've had chances in every game, and that’s a plus. You just hope you keep creating them and your luck changes.

"We’ll keep staying focused and be positive about the way we go about things."

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