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Commitment and professionalism

21 April 2017

Notts County forward Jon Stead says the Magpies must take '100% commitment and professionalism' into their remaining matches of the 2016-17 campaign.

Stead is in line to face play-off chasing Luton Town tomorrow, with fellow top-seven hopefuls Blackpool and relegation-threatened Newport to follow.

And the forward says Notts have a duty to the rest of the league, as well as themselves, to give their all between now and the end of the campaign despite safety in League Two.

Stead said: "It won't make any difference to how we approach the game because we need to be respectful of the teams around us and be as professional as we can. We can't do anything except play with 100% commitment and professionalism.

"The manager won't be letting us go on our holidays just yet - he still wants three wins in the remaining games so we've got to be on it.

"We were disappointed with the result on Monday so we need to bounce back to finish the season strongly.

"I don't think we're a million miles off at all - we should be pleased with what we've done in the last couple of months. We've got a massive job on next season, but one we're more than capable of doing."

Stead admits his own future remains undecided - although he is far from desperate to leave Meadow Lane.

He said: "In January I knew exactly where I wanted to go but since the owner, gaffer and staff have come in I've absolutely loved working here. It's been fantastic and it's made the decision a lot more difficult.

"I'm excited about what's going to happen here next season and after that, whether it's with me or not.

"There's definitely going to be a tough decision, but one I don't think I need to rush at this moment."

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