Jamie Fullarton will make his managerial debut this weekend when he takes charge of Notts County for the first time.The first task for Fullarton is to take his charges to Crawley Town, and it won't be an easy test for the new man at the helm – Crawley have won seven of their last eight home matches in Sky Bet League 2.
The 41-year-old has picked up plenty of coaching experience since bringing his successful playing career to an end, and has promised passion aplenty as he takes up his first role as the main man in the dugout.
“What can I guarantee? A passion, an enthusiasm and desire. I’m relentless to be successful, that’s what I am,” Fullarton told nottscountyfc.co.uk.
“In this game, the thing that alters opinion is results and performances. So [I can’t prove myself] until we have the opportunity to win games and play in a manner that people can relate to.
“It’s important to be able to hit the ground running for the club, because that’s the aim. Who do we work for? What do we want? It’s the same goal as everyone here, we want success and that’s what I feel and believe we have to do in the short term.”
County currently lie 18th ahead of the weekend, but are closer to the Play-Off places than the relegation zone.
Fullarton knows the strengths of the Magpies, and has quickly identified the areas where his players need to improve – and he's willing to give the current squad a chance to prove they're up to the task.
“We can’t hide the fact that we have conceded goals and that is an organisational and structural thing that we need to address in a manner which is attractive, but effective,” the Scot continued.
“Effective means we gain our goal to win games, in a manner which the fans and everyone involved in the club are engaged and enthused by.
“Players that are already at the club have a chance, in a different environment, which every manager creates, to show what they are, because they will react differently. I think it’s only fair that the current staff have that opportunity to show what they are.”
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