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Kevin Nolan backs Notts County to react in the right way against Newport County

Joe Jones

Kevin Nolan has urged his players not to feel sorry for themselves after losing to Mansfield Town in midweek ahead of Saturday's League Two game with Newport County.

A much-changed Magpies outfit fell to a 2-1 defeat against the Stags on Tuesday night in the EFL Trophy.

With a league game now on the horizon, Nolan has rallied his troops and urged them to bounce back from the midweek defeat.

“I want the players to react in the right way to Tuesday, I don’t want them to feel sorry for themselves,” he told the Nottingham Post.

“I want them to show what I believe they can do. I believe in them and I believe they could have done a lot better which is why I was so disappointed with what I saw.

“The best thing about having Saturday, Tuesday, fixtures is that you don’t have to wait long for another game.

“But I was able to give some of the lads some exposure who haven’t had many minutes this season while obviously giving the lads who have been playing a rest.

“I am really looking forward to Newport now.”

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Now he's disappointed? :lol:

I have every faith that Notts can bounce back, I just think we need to take a little more effort in our preparation and ensure that we get things right on the match day. The JPT really holds no barring on the upcoming fixture and the mistakes was made by a squad not used to playing with each other, so lets get a squad that knows what to do and revert back to the earlier part of the season.

Newport won't be easy at all.

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But I was able to give some of the lads some exposure who haven’t had many minutes this season while obviously giving the lads who have been playing a rest.

He's been doing this all season in the JPT.

Sounds like hes trying to justify the outcry from the people who attended Tuesday and felt annoyed that a poor squad selection seemed like the club wasn't interested.

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