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Strength to strength

McCrory anticipates further improvement

23 August 2019

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Damien McCrory feels Notts County will keep on getting better as the season progresses.

The Magpies travel to Ebbsfleet on Saturday looking to go three matches unbeaten and hoping to build on an impressive display against Wrexham last weekend.

And McCrory believes Sunday’s performance at Meadow Lane is just the beginning.

“That was the start of us gelling and I believe we will only get better,” said the Irishman.

“Everyone said the performance last week was our best one yet but we need to finish the chances we create and hopefully that starts on Saturday.

“We’re unbeaten in the last two games and if we continue that, confidence will just keep on growing and the players will express themselves more on the pitch.

“All the lads want the club to have success and to get back to where it belongs – that’s down to us by working hard, training well and putting performances in on Saturdays.”

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McCrory returned to the side against Wrexham following a red card on his debut away to Eastleigh in the season’s opener.

And the 29-year-old says it was frustrating to be forced to watch from the sidelines following his arrival this summer.

“I came here ready for a new challenge and a fresh start so the first game wasn’t ideal for me,” he admitted.

“It was quite difficult watching on for the next three matches because I enjoy playing but I worked hard to make sure I was ready to come straight in on Sunday.

“To stay in the team I need to keep my performances to a high level and training is all about replicating how we want to play in matches, which suits me down to the ground.

“The quality of training has been really good and continues to improve – that has shown in our recent performances.”

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After the trip to Kent, Notts are quickly back into action when they host Chorley on bank holiday Monday.

However, McCrory feels the side must not look beyond Saturday’s match.

“Usually the only time you play two games so quickly is Christmas,” he said. “It will be testing but we have to look to Ebbsfleet first and getting the result we want.

“They’re a big side so set pieces will be very important and we need to make sure we are on point defensively because they will be fighting for every point because of the position they are in.

“Then when we get the ball down and express ourselves, hopefully we can create chances and finish them.

“It won’t be an easy fixture and I expect it to be a scrap, so it’s up to us to go there without showing any pity and getting on with our game to do exactly what we did against Wrexham.”

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