Tournament gives players an opportunity to get noticed...
First team manager Keith Curle is hoping to take a look at a number of his up and coming players in tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash.
The Magpies will field a strong side for the Round One fixture with Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park, with at least six first team regulars in line to start.
Notts are without a win in the competition since 2001, when they reached the quarter final, following triumphs over York City and Bury.
Curle, who handed a senior debut to 17-year-old frontman Romello Nangle at the weekend, sees the match as an opportunity to see what some of the younger squad members can do but the priority is to put an end to the 11-year winless run.
“There are certain guidelines that we have to abide by and we will stick to those,” he told Magpie Player.
“Hopefully there will be an opportunity for two or three of the younger players to feature in the squad and, depending on how the game goes, they might get some pitch time.
“I think it’s an opportunity for us to put out a competitive team, which we will do in every competition and game we play.
“The one thing that I said to the chairman at the start of the season is that in every game that we play in we’ll compete.
“That hasn’t changed and there’s not a down set or downturn in our mentality.
“It’s a game that we think we can perform and it’ll be to the benefit of this football club.”
You can listen to tonight’s match live on Magpie Player.