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Bodies on the line

17 September 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan says his players put their 'bodies on the line' to win at Cheltenham.

The Magpies emerged victorious from a dramatic match to secure their third consecutive away win.

And Sheridan was delighted with his players' commitment to earn a 3-2 victory against physical opposition.

He said: "I knew it would be a very tough game - they're a decent side at what they do. They put you on the back foot.

"We had to put our bodies on the line - I thought we defended really, really well as a team and to score three goals away from home is always a plus.

"I'd like to win a few more games like that - not playing great but showing that fighting spirt to get something out of the game."

Sheridan accepted that, while it was an exciting match, it may not have been one for the purists.

But the manager was simply happy to add another three points to his team's tally.

He said: "It was an ugly game - the ball was going over the midfield a lot. It was a scrap and you just get caught up in it.

"When we were winning 3-2 I'd have liked my experienced players to see the game out a little bit easier because there were one or two scary moments.

"But I'm not going to grumble - it was a great response (after Accrington) and I'm chuffed to bits for the players.

"We've got a home game next week and I'd love to get our first win."

Click here to read the match report.


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