Notts County's Matt Tootle admits illness 'knocked' him

The defender was hit with a virus which caused him to lose a lot of weight and miss almost a month of football at the beginning of the year.

“The illness really knocked me and I perhaps didn’t realise how much it had taken out of me,” he said.

“I came back into a different team and it was difficult because we were struggling a little bit.

“We had the Barnet game and I said that when I first came that I want to be a 7/10 every week.

“I want to make sure I give 100 percent and I think I have done that.

“In the last three or four games I’ve felt a lot better. Hopefully, I am slowly building my form up at the perfect time.”