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Notts County: We Don’t Need To Panic

Posted by Jack Douglas
Posted on Mon 9 Sep 2019
Posted in Interviews

After Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Yeovil Town, attention turns to this weekend’s huge clash which sees the Shaymen make the trip to Meadow Lane to face Neal Ardley’s Notts County.

Pete Wild’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways but are sure to face a stern test in the world’s oldest professional club the Magpies.

Ahead of the game, FC Halifax Town goalkeeper Sam Johnson told club media to expect more of the same when it comes to the league’s second placed side’s approach.

“We won’t change what we’ve been doing, we have been successful so far this season with how we have been playing,” commented the stopper.

“At the weekend it didn’t come off, we lost to the better team I thought. We will regroup when we are next all in together and focus on the next game. We will keep doing what we’ve been doing and hopefully we will get the points.”

A former Port Vale ‘keeper, Johnson surpassed Lee Gregory’s 165 appearances for the club on Saturday, and despite some magnificent saves in the game, the 26-year-old’s efforts sadly w eren’t enough as Town succumb to just their second league defeat of the season.

“You get games like at the weekend where the second balls don’t bounce to you and you don’t get decisions from the referee and everything goes against you,” he added. “We hit the bar on Saturday. We will have games this season where we aren’t playing at our best and the result still comes.”

Pete Wild’s magnificent start to life at the helm of Halifax has seen a huge boost in confidence and morale around the changing room, something Johnson believes will help the club bounce back this weekend.

“We don’t need to panic. We have played ten games this season, we have won seven and drawn one. There is no panic on our side, the gaffer on Saturday had a word with us and told us through where we can get better.

Second placed FC Halifax Town make the trip to 14th placed Notts County on Saturday, tickets are still available

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