Notts County will attempt to reproduce the level of performance achieved in the reverse fixture with Milton Keynes Dons.
The Magpies’ first half showing against the Dons at stadium:mk was arguably the team’s finest on the road so far this season.
Neal Bishop netted a stunning 25-yard strike that gave Notts a deserved lead against their promotion rivals back in September.
Although the match ended in a 1-1 draw, it was a showing that highlighted County’s promotion credentials.
Coach Colin West is expecting another exciting affair at Meadow Lane on New Year’s Day and hopes that the Magpies can remind supporters that they have what it takes to mix it up at the top of npower League 1.
“It will be a great game for the players and the supporters, because there’s been a couple of games cancelled, so they’ll be looking forward to getting back to seeing a game,” he told Magpie Player.
“We look as though we might change the formation so they’ll see a different way of going forward.
“We’ve got to concentrate on what we’re going to be good at and what we did at Shrewsbury.
“We’ve got to try and take the game to them and put them on the back foot.
“They’ve had a bit of a sticky patch so they won’t be as full of confidence as what they have been but when we went to their patch the first half was probably one of our best performances.
“Although we ended up drawing the game, it was an excellent game of football.”
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