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Same again on Saturday

4 March 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is looking for another 'complete performance' from his team at Stevenage on Saturday.

The Magpies head to Hertfordshire on the back of an impressive midweek victory at Plymouth Argyle.

And, while Nolan is fully aware of the threat in-form Stevenage pose, he is confident his team can achieve a positive result if they replicate Tuesday's display.

He said: "Stevenage are on a great run, aren't they? They've won six out of seven so it's going to be a tough one.

"We're going to study the DVDs and give the lads the best opportunity to see their strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully we can combat them on Saturday and put in a complete performance like we did on Tuesday. If we do that, we'll give ourselves a fantastic chance of getting three points again.

"They're going for the play-off places and we're trying to get ourselves away from the relegation zone as quickly as possible. All the signs are there that it's going to be a great Saturday afternoon. Hopefully it'll be a fantastic game that goes our way."

Nolan declared himself 'disappointed' that Michael O'Connor will miss the next two matches through suspension, while Saturday's game may come too soon for Thierry Audel, who has a minor back problem.

The manager will however be able to call on the services of Richard Duffy - although the in-form central defensive partnership of Elliott Hewitt and Haydn Hollis will be difficult to displace.

Nolan said: "Richard Duffy has probably been my best player since I walked into the club and he's probably not going to get a game this Saturday because those two boys have been fantastic, keeping two clean sheets and leading the line absolutely perfectly.

"It's up to them now to keep their shirt."

Supporters can watch Nolan's full pre-match press conference on Magpie Player HD.

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