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A well worked goal?

1 April 2017

Notts County defender Haydn Hollis says his opening goal in the victory over Colchester was a result of hard work on the training ground.

The centre back was the first man on the scene after Shola Ameobi hit the bar, pouncing on the loose ball to head it into the bottom corner.

And, while it appeared to be an instinctive reaction, the defender insists the manager's advice had an influence.

He said: "It sounds really silly but we've worked on that. The gaffer's always said when the ball goes over your head, make sure you turn and be alive because it'll fall back to you.

"We've seen him score plenty of goals like that in his career and we've worked on making sure everyone's alive in the box. We've got two goals from it today."

Hollis shares Nolan's mild disappointment that the Magpies didn't score more against the U's.

He said: "Sooner or later we're going to hit someone for five and six.

"It could have been today but if we keep doing the right things I'm sure it'll come between now and the end of the season."

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