No new signings at Meadow Lane

In a move that is sure to stun fans of the blindlingly obvious everywhere, it seems that Hans Backe isn't going to bring any new faces into Meadow Lane today, which is the loan and free agent deadline. This means that any new signings will have to wait until January.

There had been reports that Peterborough United centre back Craig Morgan was set to complete a move to Meadow Lane, but that now seems dead in the water. It comes as a blow to Notts fans who were hoping that the precarious defence at the club would be strengthened.

After Tuesday's 2-1 defeat to fellow promotion challengers Rochdale, the Magpies now travel to Bournemouth on Saturday for an FA Cup Second Round tie.