Following yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Exeter City, the club looks ahead to one of it’s biggest weeks of the season so far.
Tomorrow sees the First Round draw made for this year’s Emirates FA Cup. Notts have an enviable record in cup competitions in recent years taking on the likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Manchester City – pushing each to the limit on those occasions – so we’re sure all our supporters will be keeping a keen eye on that.
Notts go into the draw as ball number 30, with the draw being made on BBC2 from 7pm. Full details available here.
Tuesday sees two games being played on the development side of things at Meadow Lane.
At Arnold Town from 2pm, Richard Dryden’s Notts County reserve side take on Rotherham United in a Final Third Development League match.
The team have already notched up some eye-catching results in their unbeaten start to the season, not least a 10-2 win at Hartlepool before most recently a 5-1 dismantling of Scunthorpe Town.
Entry to the game is free, with a tea bar available to those in attendance.
From there all our attentions turn to the FA Youth Cup as our academy side travel to Northampton Town in the competition’s First Round.
Over the weekend, Mick Halsall and Dan Leivers’ youth team hammered the side second place in their Youth Alliance League 6-0. After such a convincing win at Bradford City, who knows what Tuesday evening’s game might bring?
The game takes place at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium, kicking off at 7pm. Ticket details can be found here.
Magpie PlayerHD will of course be the only place for you to catch extended highlights of both the reserve and youth team games.
Then it’s all eyes back on Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon as hot favourites for promotion Portsmouth come to Meadow Lane.
Sitting second in the table, it promises to be another stern test for Ricardo Moniz’s first team. Buoyed however by three games unbeaten in the league and a fine display against table-toppers Plymouth Argyle, he knows his County side will have what it takes to achieve the sort of result that could make a statement this season.
The game of course kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, with the usual round of both pre and post-match reaction to be found on Magpie PlayerHD, with the full game available to watch the following day from noon. Ticket details can be found here.
Magpie PlayerHD is available for all supporters now, priced from just £4.49 a month. Full details of the changes we’ve made to the service can be found here.