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Notts defender Richard Brindley is keen to improve on his game at Meadow Lane.

The full-back, who signed a new two-year contract in August, after arriving at the club in September 2019, says he’s always striving for more.

“I just very much have a mentality of doing better and being better,” he said.

“I have a planner, I plan out my day the day before, even before bed I’ll write what I want to work on tomorrow and I’ll simply accomplish that.”

Brindley has called on the experience of the Meadow Lane backroom staff about how he can take his game to the next level.

“I think getting goals and assists is definitely something that I’d like to add to and I’ve had conversations about the fact that my attributes are very much so pace and power and not many come up against me and get the better of me.

“But also using that pace and power going forward to create chances for the team knowing that I’ve got that attribute and the quality of technically, crosses, seeing passes are key elements of my game,” he added.

Away from the training ground, the defender likes to dive into business books to strengthen his mental side of the game.

“When I’m away from football I like to read a lot of books and study.

“I’ve read so many, my most recent books I’ve read are The 48 Laws of Power and Think and Grow Rich… so it’s more business.

“In terms of emotional intelligence, you can really use that in any aspect of life and most definitely in any career that you’re in and it’s probably one of my biggest attributes.”

While Brindley is keen to improve, the 27-year-old recognises it’s not always about the quality of the cross.

“There’s many times I’ve put a great ball in the box and you’ve just got to finish it and the striker might miss, and you think ‘that’s an easy assist for me if you just finish the chance’.

“But unfortunately, that also plays a massive factor in terms of assists, the teammate that gets on the end of it.”

The defender remains hopeful he can push on and play his role going forward to fire the Magpies up the league.

“I think we’ll build on that this year and hopefully get more goals and contribute in that sense.”

Brindley will look to maintain his solid form when County play Dagenham & Redbridge tonight (Wednesday December 3).