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Nolan: A lot more to come

Boss reacts to Barnet victory

14 October 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says his side are yet to reach the peak of their powers despite reclaiming top spot with a 2-1 win over Barnet.

The boss saw his side emerge victorious thanks to goals from Shola Ameobi and Ryan Yates.

But, with a late Barnet goal sparking a nervy finale, Nolan acknowledged after the match that his side still have more to give.

"You have to ride your luck a bit," said the boss. "You only have to look at the results from around the league this afternoon to see how difficult it is.

"We dealt with Barnet superbly but we have a lot more to come. We have to remember where we've come from. We're still a team in transition.

"The lads have been superb and they have to keep believing in each other. What we're doing at the minute is remarkable and they deserve every pat on the back that's coming their way.

"To get this win is massive after the last couple of weeks. Hopefully we can build momentum with a few more. I have faith in these lads to get us the points we need.

"But we can't let them get carried away with that. They need to enjoy it, embrace it and try to get better so we can become a real force in this league."

Nolan had to call on substitute Ross Fitzsimons when Adam Collin was forced off with an injury in the second half.

And, while the boss hopes he won't be without Collin for long, he's comfortable with his options in reserve.

"Adam took a bang on the knee so we're hoping it's more of a contact injury rather than a pull or a strain," said Nolan.

"But we brought two goalkeepers in during the summer and they've pushed Adam to new levels.

"Ross came on and made some important saves and catches. I'm totally confident we have more than enough quality in the squad if Adam has to sit out for a couple of games."


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