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Notts County goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons recalls moment of madness against Crawley Town

Joe Jones

Notts County goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons has admitted he needs to improve his temperament but says he will not have a moment of madness like he did in the Crawley Town game.

The Magpies stopper, who has penned a new two-year contract, lashed out at Mark Connolly near the end of that game in January.

Fitzsimons picked up a red card and gave the visitors a match-winning penalty as Kevin Nolan’s side lost 2-1, before being hit with a three-match ban and losing his first-team place to Adam Collin.

“I’d say one of the things I need to improve is my temperament, hence the kick up the backside after the Crawley game,” he told the Nottingham Post.

“That won’t be happening again I can be sure of that.

“At the time I just saw red. It was a case of acting before I thought.

“I am not usually like that, but everybody has moments like it.

“Unfortunately, that was my moment there. It cost me my place in my team and it was a hard lesson to learn.”

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Me and my uncle was talking about this earlier and said that the points dropped there may have been one of the 3 games that saw us condemned to the playoffs. But after reading the above article and speaking to him I think he has learned his lesson Nolan has given him a stern if not harsh lesson I believe he has to learn from it and use it next season and ammunition in a possitive way

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I am just thankful that, that incident alone didn’t cost us promotion. That would have been a nightmare for the lad who had performed well up until then.

Onwards and upwards. Let’s hope he can rise to the opportunity of becoming our No.1 and create a name for himself under the right circumstances this season. 

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