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Lidds Targets The Complete Set

12 April 2013

Defender Gary Liddle is in line to become the first Notts County player in three decades to play every minute of league football.

Legendary Magpies’ defender Pedro Richards was the last player to complete the set, having recorded 90 minutes in every league fixture during the 1982.83 campaign. 

Notts have just three fixtures remaining this term, starting with Colchester United at Meadow Lane this Saturday (3pm kick-off) and Liddle hopes that he can continue his impressive run. 

“To play every game in a season is very rare and I know it hasn’t happened at this club in a long, long time,” he told Magpie Player. 

“If I can be in the same paragraph as Pedro Richards then I can’t be doing much wrong and this record is something that I’m very proud of.

“Touch wood I won’t get injured in training over the coming weeks and hopefully I can complete that record and I’m eager to do so.” 

Liddle is also eager to end the season with a bang and give the County supporters a reason to get excited for the 2013.14 campaign. 

“We need to win as many as we can, because the recent run, three defeats, has not been good enough over Easter,” he said. 

“We need to give the fans something to look forward to going into next season, as we want as many here as we can. 

“The only way that we can get them to invest in a season ticket is to give them something to come back for.

“Hopefully we can pick up nine points from these next three games, starting with Colchester, who will come here hoping for three points to cement their safety in the league.

“It’s going to be a tough, tough close to the season but it’s one we’re looking forward to.” 

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