Ian Burchnall praises Notts County's defence

Last updated : 31 October 2021 By Magpie Mick

The head coach said "It's clearly a very difficult place to come and they have been top of the league for a very good reason.

"You can see they are an excellent team and we had to show a very different side of us that we haven't shown necessarily in every game.

"Perhaps we've not needed to in moments, but certainly it was a very resilient and fantastic defensive performance.

"I thought they had the better of it in the first half. We had problems with our build-up and they played very well.

"The second half was a bit more even. We tried to put more attackers on the pitch to try to create more in the final third.

"It also gave us the option to play on the counter-attack. I thought we did that much better and we started to create.

"But the way we defended our box and goal was excellent."