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A squad victory

8 April 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says his three substitutes helped sway the trip to Brunton Park in the Magpies' favour.

Michael O'Connor, Marc Bola and Tahvon Campbell took to the pitch in the second half with the visitors trailing to Jabo Ibehre's opener.

And, while Jon Stead and Matt Tootle grabbed the headlines by scoring the goals to turn the scoreline on its head in the last five minutes, Nolan believes the win came as a result of a squad effort.

He said: "I was absolutely delighted with the reaction from all the boys, including the lads who came on. Their attitude and application were brilliant and that's why you have a squad.

"First half we looked good but we were a bit flat when we came back out and the substitutions certainly got us going again.

"I thought Michael O'Connor was first class when he came on. He was a really positive influence who made a massive impact, along with Tahvon and Marc.

Notts now go into their Good Friday match at Crewe Alexandra with a fifth consecutive victory in their sights.

Nolan said: "I'm absolutely delighted with that. You've got to realise the hard work the lads are putting in every day.

"I thank them for that - they've put a shift in on the training pitch and in the classroom.

"It's all paying dividends and long may it continue."

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