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Instilling belief

23 December 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan is looking to bring some festive cheer to the terraces with two home victories.

The Magpies are without a win in seven matches but supporters' backing has been unwavering.

And Sheridan is determined to repay the fans' faith with wins, starting with a successful Boxing Day against Doncaster.

He said: "The fans have got behind us. It's so difficult for them at the moment. They pay their money to watch us and the way we're playing leaves them with not a lot to shout about.

"So, as a team and as a manager, we need to try and pick things up and win a few games for them - give them something to talk about.

"If you beat Doncaster and Carlisle it gives people belief because we'll have just beaten two of the best teams in the league."

Sheridan will still be without Alex Rodman and Stanley Aborah for Rovers' visit, but has no other injury concerns following Tuesday night's Emirates FA Cup second-round replay at Peterborough.

With Christmas Day fast approaching but results disappointing, Sheridan says he and his players will have to find the right balance in their preparations for the Boxing Day match.

He said: "It's Christmas - I don't want to be too down - it's supposed to be a joyful occasion. But when you're a footballer or manager and things aren't going well, you want to concentrate on your job and try and do the best you can. 

"I think it's important you enjoy it but I'm not as happy as I should be because I wish the results were better.

"The players must concentrate and know that work's work. The two games coming up are massive and I think they're good for us - they could give us a big lift."

Doncaster tickets are available on matchday from the ticket office or turnstiles. 

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