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Reaction: York and Carlton

Nolan and Thomas give their verdicts

29 July 2017

Notts manager Kevin Nolan and his assistant Richard Thomas have offered their assessment of the Magpies' latest pre-season friendlies.

Nolan oversaw Notts' 1-1 draw at Carlton Town while Thomas was in charge of the 2-1 victory at York City later in the afternoon.

And the boss was pleased with what his team got out of the early kick-off.

Nolan said: "All in all I am delighted to have got another 90 minutes into the lads' legs because they needed it. It was a good test for us.

"Fair play to Carlton. They have a set of principles and they stick to them. They are well-disciplined and were well worthy of what they got from the game.

"When we started doing the basic stuff right it made us look a lot more dangerous and we probably should have had another penalty.

"It's put a lot of thoughts into my head which we can work on during the next week to make sure we are ready and raring to go at Coventry."

Richard Thomas patrols the touchline at York

Thomas, meanwhile, was delighted with the way Notts ground out a victory at Bootham Crescent after being pegged back late in the second half.

He said: "The lads showed great character to respond with a goal - a fantastic goal as well after a great delivery from Liam Walker.

"It shows we've got good grit and determination - we'll go for the entire game and we're not going to give up. I'm sure that will help us be successful over the course of the season.

"It was a very good workout against stiff oppostion and we created so many opportunities.

"We've still got to work on certain aspects and that will continue right through the season. That's the way the manager and I are - we're always going to strive for improvement."


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