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Lots of positives

16 August 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan believes his side deserved to beat Plymouth Argyle this evening.

The Magpies slipped to a 2-1 defeat despite dominating most of the match and creating a number of opportunities.

And, while disappointed with the result, Sheridan was encouraged by his team’s display.

He said: “I think we deserved all three points.

“I’ve got lots of positives from the game – after Saturday when I made my feelings clear to the players – they have responded really, really well.

“We created so many opportunities to score goals and, second half, I don’t think you’ll see a better performance from any team anywhere. If anyone was at that game they would say we looked a really good team.

“Keep those standards up and we’ll start winning games. I thought we dominated the game from start to finish and there were some really good performances tonight.”

Jon Stead equalised with his second goal in as many matches, cutting in from the right and beating his defender before coolly slotting the ball home.

Sheridan acknowledged the quality of that effort but rued missed opportunities to tilt the scoreline in Notts’ favour before Plymouth retook the lead.

The manager said: “Steady’s was a great goal. He made it all himself and it was a calm finish.

“After that we had good chances to go 2-1 ahead and then the sucker punch – they score – and it gives them a bit of belief.”

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