Ian Richardson should consider himself a very lucky boy indeed when he looks to name his team for tomorrow’s home game, with near enough a full roster at his disposal.
Meanwhile, with Glynn Hurst suspended, Matty Williams – missing from training for little short of a fortnight due to a family bereavement – has the perfect opportunity to prove himself under the new management, having not featured in the final eight matches of Gary Mills’ tenure – the man who brought him to the club.
Williams looks likely to partner four-goal whiz, Gavin Gordon up-front as the Magpies go in search of their fourth home win on the spin.
But with on-loan Chris O’Grady and Shaun Harrad both still very much in contention, and the likelihood of mystery striker – presumably Bolton’s Ricardo Vaz Te – arriving on loan still very much up in the air, Williams seems Hurst’s obvious replacement.
Elsewhere, long-term injury victims Mike Edwards (knee) and Steve Scoffham (leg) remain sidelined whilst Richardson may choose to rest himself in order to recover from the knee injury that he played through as emergency draft-in last week.
Notts (probable): Deeney; Wilson, Baudet, Whitlow; Pipe, Bolland, Oakes, McFaul, Palmer; Gordon, Williams.
Subs (from): Mildenhall, Friars, Ullathorne, Gill, Kuduzovic, Scully, O'Grady, Harrad.
Follow NCM throughout the weekend for more action and reaction from the ‘Lane, as the Magpies await the next step of their mini-revival plan.