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John Sheridan speaks of his memories of Meadow Lane

8 June 2016

In the first instalment of an exclusive interview with Magpie Player HD, Sheridan recalls his previous experiences at The Lane as a player and a manager.

John Sheridan may now be at Meadow Lane as our manager in 2016, but his memories here at Notts go back a lot further.

"My first memory [of Meadow Lane] was a long time ago. I'm sure everyone at Notts County remembers the good old days!"

"I was just a young lad at Leeds United at the time. I think we won the game 2-1 and it was a boiling hot day. I think the crowd was around 20,000."

Notts' new manager will undoubtedly be aiming for the return of great days like these returning to Meadow Lane, as he recalls the stars gracing the field for the Magpies at the time.

"Fashanu was playing, Don Masson... who was a top player. Rachid Harkouk, Pedro Richards. That was a long time ago!"

Sheridan came to Notts County as a manager with Oldham, and although it was a different generation of Notts players, Sheridan holds them in similar regard.

He recalled, "I came as a manager with Chesterfield and Notts County were doing really well under Steve Cotterill. There was a huge crowd here that day as well".

"Steve did a great job here, winning promotion. They had Schmeichel who has just won the Premier League playing in nets for him and Lee Hughes was playing as well."

But Sheridan is now looking forward. "They were obviously good times for the supporters. It's important we get back to the club winning, and get used to winning football matches".

There will be more from this exclusive John Sheridan interview in the coming days on Magpie Player HD. To sign up to Magpie Player for this and more exclusive content, click here.

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