Richo on a ‘great result’

Last updated : 24 January 2005 By Richard Brown

Following Saturday’s magnificent 2-0 turnover of League Two’s second side, Scunthorpe United, player-manager Ian Richardson was in buoyant mood once more, after seeing his Magpies line-up hold out for their fifth clean sheet in succession.

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Since conceding four at Vetch Field against Swansea City, Richo has seen his Notts outfit tighten up significantly at the back, with the last goal conceded coming as a last minute penalty in that 4-0 thumping at Swansea, at match that left many questioning Richardson’s managerial credentials.

But, after goals from the strike pairing of Glynn Hurst and Gavin Gordon helped see off a hapless Scunthorpe side, Richardson was full of only praise for his rampant Magpies.

Speaking to the Notts County Official site, Richardson said: “The lads worked their socks off again at the weekend, they were simply superb and we beat a team at the top of the table with some ease"

It was a great result for everyone here at one of the best since I took over as Manager.”

Glynn Hurst and Gavin Gordon have been working hard. I know people have been saying we need a forward as we haven't been scoring, but we weren't creating chances and that was the problem. However, with the service we have them on Saturday they looked more confident.”

They are both good strikers, and with service they will score goals I know that. You can't ask for more from them. With no service there will be no goals,” he added.

And although little was said regarding the possibility of equalling the 35 year old long-standing clean sheet record, Richardson, for now, is just happy to see his side back on the goals trail.

We created so many chances, and that was pleasing to see as it has been something we have been working on and spoken about throughout the last week so is great to have seen it all pay off. We are improving with every game.”