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Nolan: I'll never lose the love

Boss speaks following play-off defeat

18 May 2018

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Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says he’ll never lose his love of football, despite feeling aggrieved at the outcome of the Magpies’ Sky Bet League Two play-off semi-final tie against Coventry City.

The manager was once again left to rue poor refereeing decisions as his side suffered a 4-1 defeat against Mark Robins’ men.

But Nolan was able to maintain a sense of balance after full-time.

“I still love the game, I’ll never lose that,” he said. “The love for officials, though, I’m contemplating that!

“To go out like we have over the two legs is really disappointing because it has not been of our own doing.

“We had them right on the ropes and I feel aggrieved because three massive decisions over the last two games have cost us.”

A crowd of over 17,500 were in attendance at Meadow Lane and Nolan reserved a special mention for the club’s supporters.

“I want to thank them all for this season,” he said. They’ve been tremendous.

“I’m absolutely blown away by the support we’ve received from all over the city.

“I’m sorry we couldn’t get over that final hurdle to Wembley but I thank them and hope we see them all again next season.”

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