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Nolan previews busy weekend

29 July 2017

Kevin Nolan says he will use this weekend as an opportunity to give 90 minutes to as many players as possible.

Notts travel to York City (3pm) and Carlton Town (12.30pm) on Saturday and the squad has been split to ensure everyone is firing on all cylinders for the opening day trip to Coventry City.

Nolan said: "It will be two strong XIs, one taken by myself and Jon Goodman and the other by Richard Thomas and Mark Crossley. They have worked closely with me and know exactly what I want to happen on and off the pitch.

"What we want to do is get 90 minutes into all the lads' legs and make sure they are unscathed so they are ready and raring to go a week on Saturday."

Having added three players to his squad this week - goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons, defender Shaun Brisley and midfielder Liam Walker - the manager is happy with the seven additions made during the course of the summer but is not ruling out further signings later in the window.

"It's a domino effect," he said. "You have to have patience sometimes. If you look at the business we did in January when the embargo was lifted, we brought in some quality players.

"We can't get carried away because there are a lot of options out there for us to look at in the coming days and weeks.

"If we can get all our business done before the final stages of the window it would be fantastic but you never know what will pop up.

"I'm pleased with what we've done so far. The fans are seeing quality players coming in who will do them proud week in, week out because they will represent the club in the right way."

Squad to face York (plus additional trialists)

Fitzsimons, Bird (T), Hollis, Dickinson, Grant, Walker, Hawkridge, Ameobi, Alessandra, Saunders (T), Osborne, Dearle, Hall (GK)

Squad to face Carlton Town (plus additional trialists)

Collin, Jones, Duffy, Brisley, Tootle, Hodge (T), Thompson, Milsom, Forte, Stead, Smith, Brown-Hill, Richards, Culverwell (GK)

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