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The Vital Run Begins…

21 February 2014

Notts County are fully prepared for the decisive run of fixtures that will determine their Sky Bet League 1 status for the new season.

Kicking off with 23rd placed Shrewsbury Town this Saturday, Notts face eight of the teams in the thick of the battle against the drop in the remaining 14 fixtures. 

The Magpies have come a long way under manager Shaun Derry and his assistant Greg Abbott, who took charge back in November.

In the reverse fixture with the Shrews that same month, County were bottom of the pile, seven points adrift of safety but are now right in the thick of the hunt for League 1 survival.

“We’ve got a chunk of games coming that are going to determine where we are at the beginning of May,” said Derry. 

“We need seven to eight wins and we’ve got to do that and we can’t rely on anyone else.

“[Against Shrewsbury] it’s going to be quite a monumental game, I think, and it’s one that we’re really looking forward to and one we know the importance of.

“It’s going to be a tight affair as well and I’m not envisaging that one team’s going to walk away with it on Saturday.

“We completely understand where Shrewsbury are coming from because they want to stay in this league as well.

“For us, it’s that start of many games where we really need to be on top of our game and we definitely need to approach it in the same way as we did our last home game.”

Tickets have been reduced to just £15 for adults and £3 for under-16s for this weekend’s encounter with the Shrews. 

For full ticket details, click here

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