Magpies swoop for winger

Winger: Neal, left, is in contention for a start tomorrow.
Left-sided midfielder, Lewis Neal has signed on loan ahead of tomorrow's big game.

Joining for one month initially, the Preston North End winger will give Myles Weston and Matthew Hamshaw some much needed competition.

Although the 27-year old has failed to feature for the Lilywhites this term, he has made 75 appearances in his three year stint with them - scoring five goals.

Previous to this, he was a product of the Stoke City youth system, where he worked with County's assistant-manager, David Kevan.

The versatile midfielder can also operate in the centre if needed and is in contention for a place in the side against Bury.