Selection Posers for Dearden

Last updated : 17 January 2002 By
Liam Chilvers
Chilvers - Fresh Start
Chilvers will probably make his first start for Notts since recovering from a hamstring injury. Suspended trio Stuart Garden, Ian Richardson and Danny Allsopp also return to the squad.

Ian Richardson and Liam Chilvers look certain to start with Ireland and Fenton making way, though one of the two may move to right back. Paul Riley looks set to remain at left-back after receiving the manager's praise for his performance against Cambridge.

In midfield only Caskey and Cas are certain to retain their places. Owers may move in to midfield replacing Brough with Bolland retaining his place on the left.

Stallard will remain up-front after putting a classic performance at Abbey Stadium but the manager will have to decide who plays alongside him.

Paul Heffernan has been buoyed by a a goal and a call up to the Irish Under-21 in the last week and Dearden may want to give him another chance.

Meanwhile, 17 goal Danny Allsopp is the subject of transfer speculation and could start on the bench alongside Leam Richardson, who has returned to Nottingham, and Richard Liburd.

Port Vale dangerman Marc Bridge-Wilkinson came through a reserve match successfully in mid-week and should return to the Port Vale team. However, defenders Sagi Burton and Matt Carragher are suspended.

Notts possible: Mildenhall, Fenton, Chilvers, I Richardson, Cas, Owers, Caskey, Bolland, Stallard, Heffernan. Subs: Garden, Ireland, Allsopp, Brough, Liburd.