Sidelined skipper Dean Leacock is desperate to rejoin Notts County’s battle against the drop.
Leacock is currently unavailable due to a torn quadricep in his left thigh, which he sustained in the away trip to Peterborough United.
Having worked hard on rehabilitating the injury, the centre-back is nearing a return to training and hopes to be back in action by no later than the Leyton Orient fixture at Meadow Lane on Saturday 8 March (ticket details).
“It’s one of those things where I just want to get back out there because in this situation we’re in we need everyone possible available,” he told the official site, after launching an appeal to keep young and learner drivers safe on our county’s roads.
“We’ve got a few coming back now, with Gary Liddle and Mustapha Dumbuya getting there.
“Manny [Smith] and [Alan] Sheehan have been doing well so it’ll be tough for me but I’ll train hard and see where that takes me.
“The main focus is on keeping Notts County in this league and hopefully when I’m back I can train hard and hopefully get back in the team.
“I know 100 per cent that we can stay up - I’ve got every belief in the players.
“We’ve had some tough, tough games and I believe in them and they believe in themselves.”
Next up for the Magpies is a trip to Rotherham United. For full ticket details, click here.