Notts County manager Mark Cooper blasted his side after a second half collapse saw The Magpies fall to a 3-1 defeat at Barnet last night according to the Nottingham Post.

County took an early lead when striker Izale McLeod was fouled in the box and the experienced Jon Stead slotted away the resulting spot kick.

The scores remained the same going into the half time interval as The Magpies looked set for victory but second half goals from Barnet trio John Akinde, Mark Randall and Andy Yiadom sent County crashing to a 3-1 defeat.

After the match Notts County manager Mark Cooper admitted that he knew his side would ‘cave in’ and stated that his side have a real problem when faced with having to deal with pressure.

“Yes I did because I know what’s in the changing room” Cooper admitted when asked by the Nottingham Post whether he had anticipated his side’s collapse.

“The first half was as comfortable as we have been and we had some good chances to extend that lead.”

“With the group of players that we have got, you know that any real pressure and they cave in.”

“I love being a players’ manager but sometimes you have to speak the truth.”

“I said to them they have got two managers the sack this season, but they won’t get me out.”

Notts County’s latest defeat leaves the club sitting in 17th position in the League 2 table with three matches remaining.

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