Notts County head coach Kevin Nolan has told the Nottingham Post that battling back to get a 1-1 draw shows the improvement in the mentality in his players.

The Sky Bet League Two leaders would have expected to get a win as they went away to Stevenage but things did not go well for the Magpies in the first half. As the half-time whistle started to approach, Ronnie Henry sent the ball into the box for Dan Newton to finish off and give Stevenage the lead. However Notts County battled back in the second half and would get an equaliser when Elliott Hewitt finished off coolly in the 58th minute.

And while County came close to losing their spot at the top of League Two, Nolan was still very happy to see his team play so well after going behind. He insisted that many months ago his team would have given up after going behind and the resolve shown this time shows how much they have improved recently.

He said: “Back in March we capitulated here after going 1-0 down and we didn’t look like getting back into the game,”

“But now we have a mentality whereby we want to work our way back into the game and, once we do, go to win it.”

“The players are in a good place at the minute and we have to continue working hard and keep doing what we do.”

“You saw a lot of quality from us – I am delighted with some of the play.”


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