Striker Lee Hughes returned to the team with a brace...
Striker Lee Hughes was delighted he was given a starting spot upfront away at Scunthorpe and after scoring a brace he’s hoping he gets to keep his place for the game at Preston on Tuesday.
It was the 36-year-olds first start since the Oldham Athletic away match back in September and he’s now aiming to keep his shirt in the starting line-up.
He told Magpie Player: “It’s nice to get a start, the lads have been doing well, so I’ve had to wait my turn and hopefully I’ve shown the Gaffer what I can do.
“It was a great ball in from Judgey for the first, he can do that all day long. Once he got it out of his feet I knew the ball was coming in, so I ran across the defender and got my head onto it.
“For the second I had to anticipate where the ball was going to drop and I’ve been lucky in my career that it normally falls to me to finish off!”
The goals mean he moves onto three goals for the season and onto 58 league goals for the Magpies (65 in total) from 111 starts and 32 appearances from the bench.
He has moved one ahead of Notts legend Tommy Johnson who has 57 league goals to his name. And he believes it should have been one more.
He added: “I got the touch for Sheehan’s shot and I thought it was my third. Judgey’s said I was offside, but I couldn’t see what was behind me. It was one of those things.
“It would have been brilliant to get a hatrick, but it’s just nice to get back playing. Hopefully I can keep my place upfront now.
“I may not have started a game since September, but I felt fit at the end. I thought we gave two soft goals away, so it was hard, but we could have gone on to win it.
“The away run is great. We always think we are going to get something out of the game and we are proving that. “
Watch the full interview on Magpie Player.