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Ready from minute one

9 March 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is looking forward to another home game at Meadow Lane this weekend.

His team host Hartlepool United and the manager is hopeful of extending the five-match unbeaten run on home soil.

"It's starting to turn and people are expecting us to beat teams, which presents a challenge in itself," he said.

"You aren't going to get an easy game between now and the end of the season so we have to be ready from minute one on Saturday.

"It's another big game and we have been fantastic at Meadow Lane since I walked through the door.

"I love home games. We have a great stadium - probably the best in the league. We want to make it a fortress and make people not want to come here.

"I'm sure Hartlepool will come and show us respect but we will respect them too. Hopefully we can do enough to get the three points."

The manager is pleased with the progress made during his first two months in the job but the 34-year-old insists his side cannot rest on their laurels as there is still a long way to go in the current campaign.

"If you go back 10 games to when I first came in, we got a point against Mansfield and dropped into the bottom two," he said.

"We were looking up at a lot of teams who were not around us and it looked like it would be a three or four-way scrap.

"What we have managed to do is bring a lot of teams around us into the scrap. We have a five-point cushion at the minute but we are not yet safe.

"It's going to be a battle and every game between now and the end of the season will be tough.

"We went five games unbeaten before the defeat at Stevenage so now we have to do that again."

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