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Harry Kewell on instilling hard work as part of a 'win-at-all-costs' Notts County


Harry Kewell has warned Notts County's players that anyone who shirks hard work will be out of the starting XI right away as he bids to mould the team into one that wins "however that may be".

The former Liverpool, Leeds United and Australia winger was appointed last week as Kevin Nolan's replacement, the latter dismissed with the Magpies at the foot of League Two.

“I want to win, however that may be," Kewell told the official Notts site.

"We’ll have a plan and a structure but that can go out the window within five minutes, so it may come down to digging in and working hard to pick up second balls.

“There will be a formula for when we have the opportunity, though, and the players will be prepared for that style of play.

“From day one I want to improve the effort from the players because that’s something I’m a big believer in.

“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t want to work. You can go through the worst patches in football where you can’t pass, your crossing is poor and your shooting is off target but it doesn’t stop you from working hard, pressing and closing down.

“When you do that the ball may drop and then you can start to play simple passes and you get your confidence back that way – it’s all going to come down to hard work. If you don’t want to work then you will find yourself on the bench or in the stands.”

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I agree with HK hard work is a foundation a must have component to be successful, and to get ourselves out this slump , then maybe we can move through the gears and play some football , go on lads grind out a win tonight , COYP 

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