Facey looks to strike back

By Dane Vincent
Last updated : 20 October 2008

The return: Facey mutually terminated his contract with Gillingham in the summer...
Notts fans' new hero, Delroy Facey will return to his previous club tomorrow with a point to prove.

The powerful front-man was frozen out of first-team affairs by Gillingham manager, Mark Stimson, and was eventually driven out of the club - mutually agreeing to terminate his contract.

Since signing for the Magpies in the summer, Facey has grown in stature and is improving with every game.

With his first goal now under his belt, he will be aiming to show Stimson that he made a mistake by forcing him out of the Priestfield Stadium gates.

When speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post, he was quite reserved in his comments, saying: "I don't hold any bitterness against anyone there. It's just another game.

"I will go out and show the same attitude and commitment I have been showing since I came here.

"It's not about going to prove myself to anybody. They didn't fancy me, which is fine. I am glad I am at Notts County.

"It's great to be at a club where I feel wanted."

Notts go into the game undefeated in ten, but Gillingham have been in fine form at home in recent weeks.

Winning their last four league games at home, they have overcome Accrington Stanley (1-0), Grimsby Town (3-0), Port Vale (1-0) and Morecambe (5-0).

1-0: Ian Richardson scored the winner for Notts last time around...

With confidence high, they will be a very tricky obstacle, and Notts will have to be on top of their game if they are to pick up back-to-back away wins for the first time since April 2007.

Notts actually beat Gillingham 1-0 in their previous visit in 2000, earning three points through a solitary Ian Richardson strike.

It is the Gills who have the better record in previous encounters between the teams, having won 12 and drawn eight of the 25 games played.

A win would take Notts above eight placed Gillingham in the table on goal difference, whereas a victory for the home side could see them take up a play-off berth.

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