A look ahead to this weekend's friendlies...
It’s set to be a busy weekend for the Notts County squad as they anticipate two pre-season friendlies.
First team manager Keith Curle will take the majority of first team players to The Silverlands, where they will take on NPL Premier Division outfit Buxton.
A Notts County XI, headed up by development squad manager Chris Kiwomya, will also face Ilkeston at the New Manor Ground.
The Magpies returned to pre-season last Tuesday and have been working hard to prepare for these games, which will take preparations for the 2012.13 campaign to the next level.
Live commentary will be available for the Buxton match on Magpie Player. Look out for further information on Saturday.
Fixture 1: Buxton V Notts County
Fixture 2: Ilkeston FC V Notts County XI
Location: New Manor Ground
Buxton Ticket Information (CLICK HERE)
Ilkeston FC Ticket Information (CLICK HERE)
BUXTON MATCH BUILD-UP
Dean Leacock: “There’s been a lot of hard work and I’m just looking forward to the first game of the season. The ball work has stepped up this week and the lads are looking sharp, ready for the game on Saturday.”
Colin West: “The lads have trained extremely hard and they’ve worked extremely well for each other. They’ve been trying to take on all the things that we’ve been doing in training. We’re trying to get everything into them and getting them to recognise that in a big game situation.”
ILKESTON MATCH BUILD-UP
Chris Kiwomya: “We can have a look at them in the surroundings of a better level because it’s okay seeing things in training but it’s always important to see what they can do on the pitch during a game.”
Tyrell Waite: “I’ve been looking forward to it a lot and it should be an exciting game, because there’s new heads in the squad. I’ll be playing against my old club and to get a goal would be good, but we’ll see what happens.”
Post-match interviews and match highlights will be available on Magpie Player.