Date: 1st April 2015 at 3:24pm
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Former manager Shaun Derry has said he was very disappointed to have left Meadow Lane following his termination last week, but he feels he’s left the club in a better position than he found it.

Having overseen the Great Escape in his first year with us along with Greg Abbott, we are in a similar scenario with our form bottoming out, but in the statement he released via the League Manager’s Association it seems good memories but disappointment will stay with him from his time with us.

With nine defeats from 12 games bringing an end to his time, the 37 year old explained.

‘I was very saddened to leave Notts County, but I am proud to have left the club in a better place than when I arrived. When I was appointed on 6th November 2013, the club was on 10 points after 15 games, two points behind 23rd place, and needed four points to reach safety. League One survival had always been the aim since pre-season this year and the club was well-placed to achieve that with nine games of the season left. It was a source of pride for me this season when we remained unbeaten away until the Bradford match on 28th December, a record throughout the top four leagues.’

Derry goes on to say that he passes his ‘sincere thanks’ to assistant Abbott and the other members of the coaching staff for all of their hard work in his time at the club, and he had thanks for the players as well for their efforts under ‘difficult circumstances’ as it was rarely ever a lack of effort that disappointed him following games.

‘I send my best wishes to everyone at Notts County for the future.’

In his 77 games with us, we won 26, drew 14 and lost 37.

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