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Dennis: 'I have to work hard'

Striker staying patient as he works to get back in the XI

17 October 2018

Kristian Dennis says he is working hard to force his way into the Notts line-up in the coming weeks.

The striker has not started a league game since 8 September with Jon Stead and Kane Hemmings getting the nod in recent matches.

And he is determined to give manager Harry Kewell some decisions to make.

“I have to keep working hard in training and the matches that I’ve been playing in,” said Dennis.

“They are my ways back into the starting line-up and I scored for the reserves on Tuesday so that shows the manager what I can do.

“If I continue to perform then hopefully I can get into the team soon which is the aim.”

Dennis knows he has to wait for his chance though, with Notts unbeaten in five league games.

“The team is in form so you can’t really argue,” he explained.

“The lads are doing well and winning games so I just have to be patient and wait for my opportunity.

“It can be frustrating because I want to play, but the boys have got us moving in the right direction so I can’t complain.”

Despite his recent lack of action, the 28-year-old is enjoying life at Notts, following his summer move from Chesterfield.

He added: “It’s a great environment to come in to every day and all of the players and staff get along well.

“The strikers meet with assistant manager Warren Feeney at the end of each session to work on shooting, so everyone is improving and we take that into matches.

“The form in recent weeks has really lifted the mood because we were quieter when we were losing games. Hopefully we keep climbing the table.”

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