Matt Tootle is looking forward to the challenge posed by promotion-chasing Portsmouth as they visit Meadow Lane on Easter Monday.
The south coast side could seal a return to League One with a win and other results going their way but Tootle is determined to make them wait.
“It’s a massive game and we want to spoil their party,” he said. “Our home record since the gaffer has come in has been unbelievable so we want to keep that going.
“We have made our home ground a fortress, which it should be, and hopefully we can give them a good game to show what level we are at now going into next season.
“It’s a good test for us to put ourselves up against a team at the top. We have played teams who are up there and dealt with them well, winning at Portsmouth and Plymouth.
“It should be a great game in front of a big crowd too so it should be a good day. It’s one we’re all looking forward to and want to play in.”
Tootle was speaking after a 2-2 draw against his former side Crewe where the full back was disappointed not to extend Notts’ winning streak to five games.
He said: “It wasn’t the greatest spectacle but I thought we were the better side and were well in control throughout. There was an element of fortune to their two goals but it’s a good point in the end.
“A couple of mistakes have cost us but otherwise the performance was similar to that of the last few weeks. We’re disappointed with the mistakes we have made but we also have to look at how far we have come.
“You have to take the positives - we’re five unbeaten now which is a good run."
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