Jeff Hughes hopes that a slight change in tactics will help the Magpies to get back on track, starting with Shrewsbury Town.
Notts were looking for a positive response in the weekend’s scheduled fixture with Leyton Orient but the controversial decision to postpone the game means that the team have to wait until Boxing Day for their chance to put things right.
Having not taken as many points as desired in recent weeks, the squad has been working hard on the training ground to ensure that they get back to winning ways again sooner rather than later.
County remain within touching distance of the leading pack and Hughes is hoping for a positive run of results to help propel the team back into the Play-Off places.
“The players have been disappointed because there’s been a couple of games called off,” he told Magpie Player.
“We’ve changed a few things and worked on a few things and it was important for us to put them into practice.
“It’s nothing major but it’s a few things that the gaffer’s decided on and you can only tell if they’re going to work if you play games.
“We have been in a bit of a sticky patch at the minute because we haven’t been picking up results.
“That’s obviously when things are highlighted, when you don’t win.
“If you don’t play well and you win it can be overlooked, but we’ve been working hard on a few things and hopefully it’ll pay dividends for us.
“We’re eager to get to the next game, but we’re going to have to wait until the Shrewsbury game now and it’s a bit disappointing.
“Hopefully we can get a few games on and make it an enjoyable Christmas.”
The npower League 1 meeting at Greenhous Meadow will kick-off at 3pm on Wednesday 26 December.
You can listen to the match live on Magpie Player.