Manager wants JPT success this season and it will show in his team selection...
Keith Curle will field the strongest team available to him for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Sheffield United.
The Magpies have made no secret of their desire to win the tournament and the Blades, who are yet to be defeated in 2012.13, will provide another tough obstacle on the journey to Wembley.
Notts and United have already squared off this season in a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane.
Curle expects more of the same this evening in what he expects to be closely fought contest.
“I think it’s a good draw, it adds a little bit of spice and a little bit of excitement, probably more so because a couple of weeks ago we played them at Bramall Lane,” he said in his pre-match press conference, which can be viewed on Magpie Player.
“It was a tough encounter that could have seen the spoils go either way and nobody would have grumbled.
“Both managers will treat it exactly the same, as a competitive fixture with an opportunity of progressing.
“I don’t think either team will play weakened teams, I think both teams will play the strongest team available to them.”
He added: “It’s a competitive fixture and right from day one I’ve always said we will be competitive in every fixture that we play, whether it’s the Capital One Cup, Johnstone’s Paint Trophy or the FA Cup.
“Every competitive fixture we will try to win.”
Ahead of tonight’s 7.45pm kick-off, you can watch the Poland V England match in the Meadow Lane Sports Bar. For full details, click here.
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