"Enjoy that winning feeling"

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 29 October 2007
Media glare... McParland happy with first win
Neil MacKenzie hit a stoppage time winner direct from a free-kick to give Notts a deserved victory after Silvio Spann had equalised Spencer Weir-Daley's opener.

McParland realises it is just a start, but wants the players to take it in before building on his first win as manager.

"The players can enjoy that winning feeling, but we know there's plenty of work to be done but we can move on with a realluy positive frame of mind," he said.

Ever the realist, the Scotsman knows his side aren't out of trouble at the bottom of League Two just yet after a sorry start under Steve Thompson.

"It gives us a five point cushion and now being only five points off twelfth place we can start to look up that league table," he said.

"It's a bit tight in there, but we have to keep battling away and move up the table."

He was also full of praise for matchwinner MacKenzie.

"It was a great finish from Neil. The lads battled and scrapped and fought hard for each other," he enthused.

Wrexham boss Brian Carey could only muster: "I'm gutted. We should have had at least a point."

Top six... Turner hopes Bulls challenge
Elsewhere Graham Turner believes his Hereford United side can more than hold their own at the top of the division after picking up a deserved draw at big-spending Peterborough United.

"We showed a lot of character to come back and proved we deserve to be in the top six," he said.

Shrewsbury boss Gary Peters was on the side of his fans after they booed off the Shrews following a frustrating 0-0 home draw over ten man stugglers Mansfield Town.

"They have every right to moan. The only positive is that we kept a clean sheet," he said.

Transfer news in League Two has seen Peterborough United target Lee Frecklington of Lincoln City and Grimsby Town's Tom Newey.

Bizzarely Posh announced they were hopeful of deals for the pair in the January transfer window which has brought an angry response from Imps chairman Steff Wright who said: "I am extremely disappointed in Peterborough and their approach is just not accepted or wanted."

Notts. County Match Reports

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