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Pleased to get going

13 August 2016

Club News

Pleased to get going

13 August 2016

Notts County captain Michael O'Connor was pleased to make his debut against Stevenage this afternoon.

The Northern Irishman produced a Man of the Match display as the Magpies drew 1-1 in their first home match of the season.

O'Connor was happy to get 78 minutes under his belt, although frustrated with the result.

He said: "Your first game is always nice with the fans giving you a round of applause. But the main thing today was trying to get the three points.

"The gaffer’s come in and wants us to play football - with the formation we play we should be - but today we didn’t.

"I thought we did OK in the first half - we had a 25/30-minute spell where we looked good, but the second half straight from the kick-off we didn’t get going. 

"But we’ve picked up a point so we’re on the board now."

O'Connor was speaking for the first time since being named skipper by manager John Sheridan.

He said: "It’s a privilege to be captain of Notts County. It’s good that the gaffer has put the trust in me.

"I was captain through Northern Ireland youth Under 17s and 19s, I was captain at Crewe aged 20/21 when the captain was injured and I’ve had the armband at Port Vale for three of four games when Dicko was injured."

Click here to watch O'Connor and Sheridan's post-match interviews on Magpie Player HD.

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