Trio To Return To Meadow Lane On Saturday

Last updated : 02 October 2002 By
Geoff Davey
Dennis Pearce and Adam Newton return on the pitch after both enjoying decent spells at Notts, while former Notts Managing Director Geoff Davey returns as well.

Davey was brought to Notts County in 1996 by Derek Pavis, and was brought in to help the club prepare for its sale. The sale took alot longer than expected, but once Albert Scardino took control Davey decided it was time to call it a day at Meadow Lane and move on to pastures new. He is now the Cheif Executive at Posh, and is working hard at the club for a proposed takeover bid to be completed.

Dennis Pearce joined Notts County in the summer of 1997, and had a fantastic first season with The Magpies. Sam Allardyce picked up the left sided defender on a free transfer from Wolves, and he was almost an ever presant in the side as Notts walked Division 3 and took the title in March. Pearce was excellent all season, and excited the Notts fans with his ability to use his pace and get forward to help out in attack. He was rewarded for his efforts by being named in the Division 3 Select for 1997-1998 season.

Dennis Pearce
He was pretty much a regular throughout his time at Notts, during the 1999-2000 season he had to battle it out with Clayton Blackmore for the left wing back role and after a slow start he found his form and displaced Blackmore who was released. Dennis was a regular in his final season at Notts, but Jocky Scott decided to release him as he looked to rebuild his side. Pearce teamed up with Posh straight away and had a injury ravaged season, making only 8 appearances. This season he featured in the opening 3 games before being injured again, and at time of writing it is unsure if he will appear or not against Notts. In his time at Notts he made 141 appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Adam Newton as returns to Notts on Saturday, but this is not his first return since departing after a loan spell during 2000-2001 season. Newton joined in November 2000 on loan, and scored the winner at Oxford on his debut and he excited the fans early on with his ability to run with the ball and take people on. He picked up a few niggling injuries and never really found any consistancy at Notts before the season was out, and he returned to West Ham. He returned to Meadow Lane with The Hammers last summer, and scored in their 2-1 defeat to The Magpies. However, he saw no action at Upton Park and spent some time on loan at Leyton Orient before he was released, and he teamed up with Barry Fry's side in the summer. Newton made 22 appearances for Notts, scoring 1 goal.