The Week That Was... 13/11/06 - 17/11/06

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 17 November 2006

Monday

Notts County supporters woke up to a shock with the announcement that the club had made a new signing.

After a busy summer of transfer activity, not since the loan signing of Ian Ross way back in July, has manager Steve Thompson made a signing.

McMahon... New arrival
Again the signing arrived on loan, and it was Leyton Orient midfielder Daryl McMahon who was unveiled.

McMahon said, “The plan is for me being here for a month with a view to a permanent move, but that is down to the manager and how I perform. I love playing football and perhaps it is a fresh start for me in some ways” The Irishman was speaking to the ‘Official Site'.

Tuesday

Tom Curtis began light training again after recovering from injury. Curtis has spent a frustrating four weeks out injured, waiting for his broken metatarsal to heal. He picked up the injury in a behind closed doors friendly, but he is now stepping up his return to first team action.

Another injury victim, defender Stephen Hunt, also received good news following a scan on his injured ankle. The centre-half has been diagnosed with only a strain, when it was initially feared to be a much worse injury. He should return in three weeks time.

Wednesday

Former and current Notts County legends turned in for a fantastic night of fun as the Lifeline celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

331 members turned in as current stars Alan White and Jason Lee, aswell as manager Steve Thompson, spoke on stage. They were joined by past stars Don Masson, Jimmy Sirrel, Dean Yates, Charlie McParland and Steve Sims.

Thursday

Liam Needham moved on loan to Gainsborough Trinity. The versatile left sided player joined Notts just under a year ago from Trinity, and after finding his first team appearances limited, he has now returned there in order to get some much need action He has joined Trinity on a month deal.

Needham... Joined Gainsborough on loan

In interviews with the ‘Official Site' defenders Alan White and Austin McCann revealed the current frustration of the Notts squad.

White: “You've got to be hurt by the defeats to Bury, Bristol Rovers and teams like that, and we have been hurt and the reactions afterwards have said it all. On the whole we've started well but we should have done better.”

McCann: “Considering our recent run we need to get back to winning, especially at home. We need to be winning our home games and after starting so well, our recent defeats haven't been good at home.”

Friday

Notts were again involved in the loan market, signing another midfielder in the form of Southend star Jay Smith.

Smith joins on a month deal, and he told the ‘Official Site' of his delight to be at Meadow Lane, particularly after a frustrating couple of injury hit seasons. He said, “I'm here for a month and I'll give it my best shot and see where things go from there. I wouldn't rule out something permanent, but we will have to see and who knows what the future holds. I can't thank the club for giving me the chance to get back playing football again.”

Notts County, or rather striker Jason Lee, is to be the subject of an in-depth feature at Meadow Lane tomorrow, for ITV's ‘The Championship'. Lee will face a pre-match interview before the show will also show the goals from tomorrow's action with Wrexham.

It will be aired at 10am on Sunday morning.

Notts. County Match Reports

Sky Bet League Two Sat 18th November 15:00

Notts County 3 - 1 Cheltenham Town

Last game - Match Centre


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