Notts boss Ian Burchnall at his desk. Credit: Ritchie Sumpter

Ian Burchnall cut a frustrated figure last night after his Notts County side failed to make it seven wins in a row.

Notts failed to find the back of the net as they drew 0-0 with Wealdstone.

“It’s really frustrating, we under performed in the first half,” Burchnall told club media. “I thought in the second half we came out we had lots more energy, but we can’t wait for the game to come to us which I thought we did too much today.

“We didn’t take the initiative, we were a bit passive. We could have been a lot more dynamic with our actions.”

Last night’s result leaves The Magpies eighth in the National League, but a mixture of games in hand and a tight table mean they are still more than in the promotion hunt.

“We should forget about the league, honestly, everyone is talking about about games and points in hand. I don’t care it is about the next game and that is all that matters. We need to put everything else out of heads and just focus on winning the next game,” Burchnall said.

Notts’ match against Barnet was called off on Friday, a matter of hours before kick-off due to Covid cases in the Barnet squad.

He said: “We were really disappointed with the Barnet game because when you play first game of the weekend you really want to put a marker down.”

Covid cancellations have not just been affecting the Premier League, every level of the football pyramid has been hit.

“I don’t want to blame the lack of games that we have had, I really don’t want to use that as an excuse because the boys have been training really well.”

When speaking about transfers Burchnall said: “The phone is quiet, so it is all good news from that perspective.”

In terms of targets he was clear about what he wanted: “We will look for another goalkeeper – Sam [Slocombe] did excellent tonight and we know that. We want to get Tiernan [Brooks] out on loan and it is important to us that we have depth.”