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28 October 2016

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Sheehan hopes the Hatters' unbeaten run can continue

Hatters defender Alan Sheehan says the seven-match unbeaten run Nathan Jones’ men are currently on has confidence high in the Town dressing room as they head to Notts County on Saturday.

The Town have drawn four of those games 1-1, including last week against Mansfield at home. But wins over Doncaster and Leyton Orient have ensured Jones’ lads are riding high in fourth position in Sky Bet League Two as they travel to take on the sixth-placed Magpies.

Also included in that run of form is a 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy win over West Brom, and Sheehan told “We are kind of simmering at the moment. We are playing well. 

“We could have nicked a few of those games in which we’ve drawn, but we’re unbeaten in seven in the league and confidence is high. We are working hard and we know where we need to be. It’s a big game on Saturday.”

That is especially so for the Irishman, who will be on familiar territory when he runs out at Meadow Lane, having played 142 times for the Magpies during a three-year initial spell between 2011 and 2014, and then in a three-month loan from Bradford City last season.

Sheehan opened his account for the season with a stunning free-kick in the draw at Hartlepool last month, and asked if he would celebrate if he finds the net on Saturday, he replied: “I don’t think I would. People have those clubs that they’ve played for, and out of respect, I don’t think I’d celebrate. 

“I enjoyed my time at Notts County. People were very good to me there, so unless they boo me from start to finish, I don’t think I’d celebrate. Obviously I’d have to score first, so we’ll decide if that happens. But the fans were always great to me there, so I appreciated that.”

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