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We can't get complacent

Manager keen to remain grounded when Swindon come to town

11 September 2017

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Kevin Nolan has urged his side to avoid complacency ahead of Swindon Town's visit to Meadow Lane.

The Robins have suffered heavy defeats in their last two home outings, losing 3-0 against Crawley and 4-1 against Barnet, but have a perfect league record on the road with three wins from three away from the County Ground.

And the Notts boss is keen to ensure his men don't rest on their laurels as they look to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.

"They've won their last two games away from home so they will fancy themselves," he said.

"They play good stuff and have good players so we have to make sure we respect them.

"It will be a tough ask but we are at home and we are expected to win.

"It's always nice when we do it the beautiful way, but I will always accept the ugly way!"

David Flitcroft was appointed in June following relegation from League One

Nolan knows the size of the task awaiting his team against David Flitcroft's men and will leave no stone unturned in his pre-match preparations.

"I have always had a positive mentality of thinking 'If we turn up and play well, we can beat anyone'," he said.

"That was part of the reason we were so successful at Bolton - because we had the attitude of 'We can beat anyone on our day'. That's what I'm trying to instil in the players here.

"It's about having a consistency and not getting carried away. There are days when it will be hard, like at Port Vale where it wasn't a great spectacle and the lads weren't really at it, but what you have to do then is grind it out, which is what makes you a successful side."

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