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Respect to the fans

3 September 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan praised the part the fans played in today's 2-2 draw with Grimsby Town.

The Magpies found themselves 2-0 down in the second half but responded brilliantly to pull level.

And Sheridan appreciated the supporters' efforts to encourage the players as they sought a way back into the game.

The manager said: "I think the fans really appreciated the way we went about it in the second half. They got right behind the team, so full respect to them.

"At 2-0 down we had a mountain to climb but I think we responded well. The subs came on and totally changed the game and in the end I'm gutted we haven't ended up winning.

"I'm proud of my players today. They've shown me on a couple of occasions early in the season that they don't know when they're beaten and hopefully that will stand us in good stead.

"We've got another home game now - we can get three points next week which would make this point a good point."

Sheridan signed Aaron Collins on deadline day, a player he knows from his time at Newport County.

And the loanee repaid the manager's faith by scoring the all-important equaliser, courtesy of an excellent assist from fellow sub Vadaine Oliver.

Sheridan said: "It was a sweet strike with his weaker foot. Vadaine did brilliantly there - he was a right handful when he came on and that's how I want him to play.

"He was doing to them what their centre forwards were doing to us. It got us up the other end of the pitch, we were keeping the ball in the final third and we got our rewards."

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