Defender Mustapha Dumbuya has been in and out of the side recently but has been making an impact in ways that Notts County fans will not have seen.
Dumbuya has played through the pain barrier in the second half of the campaign as a result of a groin injury but on occasions has been rested.
Curtis Thompson has been called upon in the wins against Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale and has impressed in the right-back role.
Dumbuya has been at hand to offer advice whenever required to help the youngster develop his game during an important stage of the campaign.
“Just because you’re not in the team, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be around and be a vital part of the squad,” he said.
“I try to talk with Curtis and give him as much advice as I can.
“He’s a good player and has so much potential, he’s hungry and he always wants that ball so I think he can have a bright future in the game.
“He’s young and energetic and he reminds me of myself when I was a little bit younger.
“Those kinds of players do keep you on your toes and, for me, every time he’s played he’s been really good.
“I will help him as much as I can because I think he understands what we’re going through.
“If I can give him that drive and that push to get a little extra out of him for the benefit of the squad then I will.”
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