Team news...Vs Leyton Orient

Last updated : 28 January 2005 By Rob Davies
Notts County player/boss Ian Richardson faces his first real test since being made Magpies manager on a permanent basis, after the shambolic 5-0 home hammering against Maccesfield Town in mid-week.

Bolly's gonna getcha!
Richardson has admitted that he has considered wholesale changes ahead of this afternoon's clash against Orient, though the Notts boss may well stay loyal to the players who he insists have been 'superb' since he took over.

Midfielder Paul Bolland may well be one of the few to force his way into the line-up after being one of the few to come out of Tuesday with any credit after a decent performance as a substitute.

Young striker Shaun Harrad may well be hoping for a start after a sterling display for the reserves in mid-week, while Matty Williams may also be pushing for a place in the line-up after a number of substitute performances in recent weeks.

Both will fight it out with top scorer Glynn Hurst - one of the chief culprits in mid-week - to partner NCM board favourite Gavin Gordon.

Richardson is expected to keep faith in youngsters Shane McFaul and Kelvin Wilson despite shaky displays in mid-week, while Tony Scully may be replaced by Chris Palmer on the left wing.

New 'keeper Rob Elliot will start on the bench.

Notts (probable): Deeney; McFaul, Wilson, Baudet, Ullathorne; Pipe, Bolland, Gill, Palmer; Gordon, Hurst.

Subs (from): Elliot, Friars, Oakes, Scully, Harrad, Williams.