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Conroy's Stevenage Preview

Defender Looks Ahead To Saturday's Home Clash

15 September 2017

Dion Conroy addressed members of the local press on Thursday ahead of our home fixture against Stevenage on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).

Here's what he had to say:

ON NOTTS COUNTY:

"It was a typical League Two game and they were direct. We dealt with it well, it was a bit of a soft penalty that we gave away and I think they had two shots on target the whole game.

"We dealt with the long ball well, we were solid at the back and we were very unlucky to come away with nothing.

"We'll take the confidence from the win at Luton into Saturday's game and hopefully we can get the three points at home."

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEAGUE ONE AND LEAGUE TWO:

"League Two is a lot more direct and it is a lot more physical. Winning the second balls and trying to dominate in the midfield area is also important. 

"The better you defend those long balls the easier you make things for yourself."

ON THE TEAM'S START:

"It has been good and everyone is starting to gel together a bit more. 

"A couple of little mistakes here and there have let us down and once we stop giving away cheap goals, then hopefully we can put a run together.

"Hopefully that will all click together."

ON HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH OLLY LANCASHIRE:

"I've clicked already with Lancs.

"With certain players it might take a couple of weeks, some players you can get that connection in one training session.

"With Lancs I'm learning off everything he does and everything he tells me and we just clicked together straight away."

ON HIS PERFORMANCES:

"Since I've been playing football I've always loved to play out from the back and that's how I've been taught. 

"However, you get a real buzz from making a block or winning a big header and it is part of the game that you need to do well as a centre-half.

"Every chance I get to play out with the ball I would like to, but I need to focus on defending and getting a clean sheet."

ON HOME FORM:

"We've started off every home game really well and we probably should have scored three goals within the opening twenty-minutes in every game.

"Hopefully we can start putting away our chances and start being more focussed on the counter-attack, because away from home we are a good unit so hopefully we can take that into our home form."


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