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Putting things right

6 October 2016

Notts County forward Jon Stead says the team are looking to right the wrongs of last season by beating Mansfield this weekend.

The Magpies suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of their rivals last season and Stead is keen to repay the fans with a victory this time around.

He said: "I think the away support's been terrific this season and we go there to hopefully put on a show and come out with something from the game.

"What happened last season was unacceptable and everyone wants to put that right.

"Mansfield will be an organised, strong outfit, similar to how they were last season. They've had a couple of changes in personnel but they'll still be a decent side - tough opposition and fired up for it.

"We've got a task on our hands but we've got to go there with enthusiasm - match them for all that - and hopefully a bit of quality will come through in the end."

With a number of new signings having joined the club this summer, a number of Notts players will be experiencing the derby for the first time.

But Stead insists every player understands the significance of the fixture.

He said: "Any players coming into new clubs know what derbies mean to the city and the fans, even if they've not played in that specific fixture. We need to be bang at it on Saturday.

"Although it's a derby we take it as another game and an opportunity to extend our very decent away form.

"Confidence is still high. Training was sharp again today and everyone's looking forward to Saturday."

Away tickets for the match have now completely sold out.

Click here for more information on the fixture.

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