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John Sheridan wants Notts County players to prove themselves ahead of tough run

Joe Jones

Notts County boss John Sheridan wants his players to "prove" their credentials ahead of a tough run of games.

The Magpies face playoff-chasing Wycombe Wanderers at Meadow Lane on Saturday before travelling to Colchester United (in the league) and Peterborough United (in the FA Cup).

Boxing Day, meanwhile, sees table-topping Doncaster Rovers come to Meadow Lane and, on New Year's Eve, Keith Curle will return to his old club with second-placed Carlisle United.

"I'd like to see it as an opportunity for us, yes. Starting with Saturday, if we can get a good result, it is a chance for us to prove something," Sheridan told the Nottingham Post.

"When you look at the next four games they are all tough. We are playing three of the top seven and Colchester, who are in a false position.

"I like the look of the games. They will test us, but if we can get some good results against teams who are doing well, it will give us a little bit of confidence.

"I believe we can beat any team in the division. But our results do not show that. We have played teams who are up there and have been the better team in those games.

"It is just inconsistency. We are vulnerable when it comes to letting cheap goals in.

"In the last three or four weeks, the goals we have conceded have been very poor and the results have been very poor.

"When opposition teams look at our record, our home form is not good. Teams do come here thinking that we are a soft touch, that we let soft goals in and we will concede chances if they get at us.

"That is what teams think about, when they come here. So we need to rectify that. We need to address that and make life difficult for Wycombe. They are very good from set plays, so it will be a test.

"But if we play as we did for 70 minutes against Peterborough, we have a good chance of winning the game."

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Yes , will the real notts county please stand up , I hear you guys , we have been watching them , no I mean the team that can play well , please stand up , as slim shady words would sound , please stand up , lol :hyper:

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