Pilkington returned to Meadow Lane as goalkeeping coach at the end of the 2011.12 campaign.
During 2005 and 2010, the stopper made over 140 appearances for the club and received the 2007.08 Fans’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Following an injury to goalkeeper Fabian Spiess, Pilkington agreed to sign non-contract playing terms with the club, something he has continued into 2013.14.
The former Manchester United stopper went on to make his landmark 150th appearance for the club in a return to action against Brentford in March 2013.
Then, in February 2014, with Fabian Spiess injured and Bartosz Bialkowski taking ill just hours before the Magpies’ Sky Bet League 1 encounter with Preston North End at Deepdale, Pilkington pulled on the gloves again and received the Man of the Match award for an outstanding display.
In 2014.15, the fitness fanatic will continue to mentor the County goalkeepers but will no doubt be available for another call up if required.
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