Managers Preview Saturdays Clash

Last updated : 24 January 2003 By
Billy Dearden
Notts County boss Billy Dearden has a few injury problems ahead of the game, but is confident of a result.

"Richard Liburd did return to training yesterday, but we still only had 14 outfield players and two goalkeepers there, which doesn't make things easy.

"But we just have to get on with it,"
said Dearden.

"I will recall Marcel from Sheffield United and he will probably be included in the squad," he said.

"We are running very thin on the ground now, particularly in terms of experienced players.

"And we do not have a lot of cover, particularly when it comes to the bench.

"In the space of a week, since we drew 2-2 at Brentford, we have lost three players.

"Duncan Jupp and Jeff Whitley have gone back to their clubs and Michael Brough is injured and won't feature tomorrow.

"And we have to cope with that. Once again the financial situation is having an effect on us."
The Notts boss added.

Paul Sturrock
Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock has warned his team to be aware of Notts' good run of form ahead of the game, and he believes it will be a different game compared to the match a month ago at Home Park.

"It will be a difficult game because Notts County have had two fantastic results lately." Said Sturrock

"Last Saturday they went to Brentford, which is a very hard place to get a result, and drew 1-1 after taking the lead.

"Then on Tuesday they were 2-0 down at home to Stockport at half-time and won 3-2."

"Their strikers were suspended the last time we played them but they are back so they are going to be strong going forward."