Notts County ready to take on leaders Tranmere, says Bishop
NOTTS County skipper Neal Bishop says League One leaders Tranmere Rovers will face the backlash of all backlashes at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies are still hurting after they threw away victory against promotion rivals Stevenage at home on Tuesday.
They led 1-0 until defender Alan Sheehan was sent off for handball inside the box on 83 minutes.
Boro equalised from the spot and then inflicted a cruel defeat on Notts in injury time.
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The Magpies now face unbeaten leaders Tranmere tomorrow and Bishop is determined to lead them to a big victory.
"We're all gutted we lost, but we haven't got time to sulk or feel sorry for ourselves because we've got another big game to focus on," he said.
"It's hard, but we have to remember it's still only the second game we've lost this season.
"We're still in a good position, which is where we all want to be, so we have to take it on the chin and try to put it right against Tranmere."
Rovers have roared four points clear at the top with seven wins and three draws in their first ten games, scoring 25 goals, while Notts have slipped from second to fourth after losing to Stevenage.
Bishop is relishing the challenge and he added: "They're the surprise team this season and they're absolutely flying.
"It's a big game so hopefully there will be a big crowd to spur us on and we can get back on track."
Notts boss Keith Curle is confident his players will come out fighting and get back to their best against the table-toppers.
"What you don't do after a defeat is get off the bus," he said. "You learn from it and move on.
"We are happy with where we're going. We've come unstuck, but our planning and preparation was spot on."