Midfielder is excited by the competition in the County ranks…
New signing Joss Labadie is looking forward to the battle for midfield spots in the new season.
Notts boss Keith Curle’s midfield unit is looking increasingly strong, following the arrival of Labadie, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Gary Liddle in the close season.
They add to the likes of Alan Judge, Gavin Mahon, Neal Bishop and Jeff Hughes, who were all regulars in the starting 11 last term.
Labadie admits that he will thrive on the competition for places and is optimistic about the team’s chances of promotion to the Championship.
“I can play attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, I can do the box-to-box role, and any position that the manager asks me to play in I’ll be able to do a job,” he told Magpie Player.
“There’s good competition here and at any top club chasing promotion you’re going to need that, it’s only healthy for the club.
“The club finished one place outside the Play-Offs last year so obviously you want to improve.
“I’ve spoken with the manager and he’s very ambitious, and that will be the next step.”
The 21-year-old added that he is impressed by how the squad is shaping up for 2012.13.
One of the new arrivals, Enoch Showunmi, was Labadie’s teammate at Tranmere Rovers last term and he has every belief that the 6ft 5ins striker can be huge asset for the team.
He continued: “Enoch’s a good player and I feel he can bring a lot to the team.
“He’s big, robust and I’m sure that he’ll get a few goals for us this season.
“We’ve brought in Dean Leacock who’s played in the Premier League and a good number of games in the Championship, Gary Liddle as well, and Campbell-Ryce.
“They’re all players that have played in higher leagues and they can be great acquisitions for the club.”
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