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Notts County defender Matt Tootle talks Mansfield Town and slug celebration


Joe Jones

Matt Tootle has urged Notts County to have "fire in the belly and ice in the mind" when they face Mansfield Town on Saturday.

The two Nottinghamshire teams are high up in the League Two table and will lock horns at Meadow Lane for points and bragging rights.

“When I was younger it always stuck with me that you should have fire in your belly and ice in your mind,” Tootle told the Nottingham Post.

“I’ve always stuck by that and no matter what the atmosphere is in the stands, you have to take yourself out of that situation.

“It’s just another game and you’ve got to keep your head. I’ve always been good at that and you hope everyone else does the same.

“Saturday is going to be a great advert for League Two and for us to both be in the mix is fantastic.”

Should Tootle score against the Stags, or in subsequent games, he suggested that his famous slug celebration might not be wheeled out.

“I don’t want the slug to be something that I do every time because it will get boring otherwise,” he said.

“I want to do other things. No matter what, I will point at myself and give it the big one.

“But I don’t think I will be doing the slug again unless it’s two years until I score.

“I did not expect the slug to go down like it did, but it’s just a bit of fun. It gets noticed and people think I am a bit mad for doing it.

“But the next celebration could be the dinosaur. I will put some time and thought into it.

“Myself and Elliott Hewitt did have one based on Magnet and Steel from Max and Paddy. But I will keep everyone updated.”

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