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Mike Edwards Testimonial Match Confirmed

12 December 2015

Notts County FC can confirm that Mike Edwards' testimonial match will be a pre-season friendly against local rivals Nottingham Forest at Meadow Lane.

The Reds will make the short trip across the River Trent to help us prepare for the 2016/17 season and celebrate Edwards' ten-year stint with Notts. The date for the game is yet to be confirmed.
 
The Football League granted the 35 year-old a testimonial year after a committee were successful with their application to honour him.
 
The central defender has made 340 appearances for the club during the course of his two spells and was a part of the the team who lifted the League 2 title in the 2009/10 season under the guidance of Steve Cotterill.
 
After leaving Meadow Lane to join Carlisle United in 2012, Edwards re-joined County for the 2014/15 campaign, taking on the role as strength and conditioning coach as well as registering as a player.
 
Despite his coaching responsibilities, Edwards' performances on the pitch have seen him make 15 appearances this season, also impressing in the opposition's box with five goals so far this season.
 
Edwards said: "I'm delighted and humbled to have been given a testimonial and I have a lot of people to thank.
 
"I need to say thank you to Ray and Aileen Trew for their support and the committee for the work they have put in to make this possible.
 
"During my time here I've played in a few pre-season games against Forest and, of course, the League Cup tie. They have always been great occasions and that made it an ideal choice. It's a great match to be involved in whether it be a pre-season friendly or as a competitive game.
 
"It's also good for the city of Nottingham with it being announced as the City of Football so it can bring the two clubs together. It would be fantastic if it were to be more of a regular occurrence.
 
"I'd like to give a big thank you to those involved at Forest for agreeing to the match, which I'm really looking forward to."
 
Keep an eye on the club's official media channels in the coming weeks and months for more information about Mike's testimonial year.

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