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Kevin Nolan: 'Notts County players know what is expected of them'

Joe Jones

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has claimed that shouting at players in the dressing room does not work, as his charges "know what is expected of them".

The Magpies hover just above the League Two relegation zone following their 2-0 loss at Accrington Stanley.

Notts currently have the worst goal difference in the league and have suffered 17 defeats out of 29 games, but Nolan insists - speaking from experience - that a more constructive approach works better.

"I know I am a shouter and bawler on the side, but in the dressing room I don't because I want the message to get across," he told the Nottingham Post.

"I remember when I was a player you sort of switch off when somebody is having a go and becoming confrontational.

"If you talk to the players how you would if you had won then I think it sinks in more.

"The majority of the time I just say how disappointed I am, what I was disappointed with and why. They will get all the information back once I have shown them the video.

"But it's important that we don't get too high when we win, and too low when we lose.

"We have to keep a happy medium. That is what I am here to do as are Tommo (Richard Thomas) and Norm (Mark Crossley).

"But the players know what is expected of them and come the end of the season I am sure we will be happy."

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I would imagine a professional footballer does know what is expected of them , ours must have had it drilled into them time and time again , so what's lacking then ? Application of what's expected ? Ability to do what's expected of them ? Come on lads show us you can CONSISTENTLY do what's expected we are depending on you while we have games to do it . COYP

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