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Difficult to take

11 October 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan admitted his side 'didn't deserve any credit' from tonight's match against Morecambe.

The Magpies were beaten 2-1 by the Shrimps, Notts' goal coming from Vadaine Oliver deep into second-half stoppage time.

And Sheridan was left bitterly disappointed for the second consecutive match following the weekend defeat at Mansfield.

The manager said: "We wanted a response from Saturday - unfortunately it's gone the other way. I don't think we could have played any worse.

"We didn't deserve any credit from the game and it's difficult to take. Unfortunately we had too many players who weren't at the races tonight and Morecambe have come and done a job on us."

Sheridan was able to take some solace from the way his side finished the game, and he was pleased with the impact of substitutes Oliver, Thierry Audel and Aaron Collins.

He said: "The last 20 minutes was probably the only time we showed any desire, and my three substitutes were my best players. They gave us a little bit of belief that we could possibly get back into the game.

"When you're not playing well, even though I don't like saying it, sometimes you've just got to take it and move on to the next game.

"We need to pick ourselves up and improve."

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