The young Magpies face Chesterfield again this Saturday…
Fresh from a 3-0 defeat to the Spireites, Notts face Chesterfield at home again this weekend.
Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall has worked tirelessly with his players this week in the build-up and hopes his squad can show more about them in the fixture.
He told the Official Site: “We have talked to the players individually and collectively and we’ve done some video analysis as we always do.
“We are going to get into them in the right way.
“They are young players, but if some of these lads are going to make it into the first team, then they have to stand up and be counted and show they can cope with these demands in these competitive fixtures.
“They may not play well or have a lot of the ball, but they have to be organised and it’s what they do off the ball, doing their jobs, and show their quality that could give the Gaffer and Greg (Abbott) something to think about before contracts are discussed.
“We want them to play and show that they are collectively good, but their was a bit of naivety at the weekend, but they’ve got a chance to show what they are made of again.
“The squad look set to be without centre half Rhys Myers who was sent-off last Saturday, meanwhile striker Colby Bishop could also miss out with a knee injury.”
To view the squad’s fixtures and results please click here.