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Reward the supporters

Turner targeting first home victory against Chorley

25 August 2019

Ben Turner says Notts County need to reward their fans' loyal support by securing a victory against Chorley on Monday.

The Magpies are three games unbeaten following their draw at Ebbsfleet on Saturday but are yet to win at Meadow Lane this season.

And Turner feels home form will be crucial if Notts are to achieve what they would like to this season.

“It has to be spot on to do what we want,” said the defender, who scored his first goal for the club at Ebbsfleet.

“Every time we don’t win at Meadow Lane, the pressure will mount because we’re one of the best supported clubs in the league so people turn out in numbers wanting that victory.

“It’s our job to give it to them over and over again.”

Turner has been blown away by the backing from the stands in Notts’ home games so far this season.

“It’s a privilege to be playing at Meadow Lane in front of the amount of people we are,” he said.

“We’ve got over 6,000 coming to watch us in games at this level and it makes you realise how lucky we are to have this stadium and that many people coming to support.

“It makes you want to go and have a promotion push to get the attendances even higher and then play at the level above for this club and continue the buzz.”

Although it’s a swift return to action for the Magpies, Turner says the players have to play the hand they were dealt.

“You have to get on with it,” urged the 31-year-old. “That will be the attitude on Monday.

“Everyone will be tired but a lot of it is in your head. It’s similar to Ebbsfleet where it was boiling hot – it’s the same for everybody out there.

“We’re back at Meadow Lane where we played very well against Wrexham and that level of performance is what we have to reproduce.”

And, although Notts only took a point at Ebbsfleet, Turner enjoyed opening his account.

“It was pleasing to get off the mark for the club,” he added. “Hopefully I’ll pop up with a few more and we’ll win the games.”


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