Derry encouraged by late loss

Notts County boss Shaun Derry was encouraged by what he saw in their 3-2 loss to Tranmere.

Last Updated: 15/03/14 at 19:59

Shaun Derry: Looking to build

Shaun Derry: Looking to build

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Steve Jennings' fine strike in the 84th minute handed Rovers all three points after the Magpies had first broken the deadlock and then battled back to make it 2-2 just after the hour.

Ronan Murray fired Notts County in front in the 14th minute but two goals in the space of three minutes from Jason Koumas and Ryan Lowe put paid to their fine start.

Alan Sheehan then missed a penalty on the half hour - although he made amends after the break with a fine free-kick to make it 2-2 for League One's basement boys before the late twist but Derry was encouraged.

"It's fine lines when you get to this stage of the season. If I'm honest I was highly impressed with the performance that we put in," said Derry.

"I felt that we spent a large amount of time putting pressure on Tranmere but when it gets to the brutal critical points of the game we let ourselves down and we paid the price.

"When the third goal went in I felt we were on top, I thought we had a good amount of pressure, we sustained pressure and we looked sharp in behind the back four.

"But one error where we couldn't clear our lines properly and a great strike and it's game over. It's a damaging defeat but I tell you what it isn't - it isn't the end of the world.

"There are nine huge games to go, still 27 points to play for. I'm confident we can stay up; all the while we're not requiring snookers I'll be forever confident."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company