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Pierce Bird thanks Notts County duo Richard Duffy and Shaun Brisley for mentoring


Joe Jones

Pierce Bird has thanked fellow defenders Richard Duffy and Shaun Brisley for aiding his development at Notts County.

The young centre-back, who joined the Magpies last year, is hoping to break into the first team at Meadow Lane this season after signing a two-year deal earlier this month.

“They’ve been great with me and I could not have asked them to do a better job,” he told the Nottingham Post.

“They help me when I need it and they tell me when I’ve done something wrong. They couldn’t have done any more.

“Speaking to Duffs and Bris, they told me that talking is so important because it helps you organise.

“I didn’t really have that when I first came here but as the season went on, I’ve grown in confidence and I would say talking is where I’ve majorly improved.”

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Had family members in the Brentford end who “couldn’t believe the vile language and disgusting instructions” the team received from Duffy in the area at that game!

Season ticket holders elsewhere AND NCFC, these footy fans are NOT prudish (by any means) but thought he ‘talked down’ to his players rather than cajole them into doing as he wanted. 

I fear this may cause some upcoming derision with newer/older/more experienced players this season if he keeps the Captaincy. (What am I saying “if” - of course he will!)

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On 14/06/2018 at 15:03, Lozzle1 said:

Had family members in the Brentford end who “couldn’t believe the vile language and disgusting instructions” the team received from Duffy in the area at that game!

Season ticket holders elsewhere AND NCFC, these footy fans are NOT prudish (by any means) but thought he ‘talked down’ to his players rather than cajole them into doing as he wanted. 

I fear this may cause some upcoming derision with newer/older/more experienced players this season if he keeps the Captaincy. (What am I saying “if” - of course he will!)

It was great to hear Nolan back him this morning and say how far he’s come and how happy he is with him great positive words ..’ 

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