Notts defender Richard Duffy says that scoring first in games will be key to the success of the Magpies this season.
County are yet to break the initial deadlock in games this term, despite being on a healthy 4-game unbeaten run.
And the Magpies' defender feels that positive outcomes will be easier to come by as a result of not having to come from behind, as has been the case on the way to victory this season.
He said, “If we get that first goal, the other team has got to come out there and try to win the game rather than us having to come from behind", Duffy told Magpie Player HD ahead of our game against Accrington Stanley.
“When you go behind it is difficult sometimes as they get eleven men behind the ball and sit on the edge of the box, it’s very hard to break down.
"You see it at every level even up to the Premier League and the best teams find it hard to break down the opposition in that situation."
Notts face an Accrington side with just one win to their name in Sky Bet League Two this season, and Duffy was quick to stress the important of keeping a first clean sheet of the season.
He said, “Clean sheets are what we want as a team and as a defence.
“As a defender it is always on your mind that you want to be keeping a clean sheet but that’s down to all eleven players."
"The other team then has to come at you and as a result we can attack them. If that happens, hopefully someone will be on the end of a hammering very soon”.
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