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Positive steps

Ardley pleased with Wrexham display

18 August 2019

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Neal Ardley says Notts County’s draw with Wrexham was 'a step in the right direction'.

The Magpies dominated for large parts of the game and deservedly took the lead thanks to Kristian Dennis’ second goal in as many matches.

Devonte Redmond levelled things up with the Red Dragons’ only shot on target and Ardley was pleased with his side’s performance but disappointed not to record a first home win of the season.

“We defended well, attacked well and the intensity was there,” said the boss.

“You want to have the chances and limit what the opponents get, and we did that today against a good team.

“It was a really good performance and a step in the right direction so we’re disappointed not to have come away with three points and we couldn’t say that in the first few games.

“The fans clapped us off and were upbeat because they saw their team go out and give everything and play some good stuff as well.”

The Magpies have picked up four points in their last two matches and the gaffer has noted the improvement in his side’s displays.

“The last two performances have been better,” said Ardley. “If we keep playing like that, we’ll be competitive at the least.

“To do well in the league you have to make your ground a fortress, which we haven’t done yet, so let’s try and get that first home win on the board and build from there.

“We have to make sure we back it up now and don’t lose the next game, otherwise we’ll be regretting two dropped points.”

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