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Go out with a bang

5 May 2017

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is determined to see his side finish the season strongly at Newport County on Saturday.

The Magpies travel to South Wales to face a side who will be battling against relegation in front of a sell-out crowd.

But the Notts boss says a win is also vital for his own team as attention begins to turn towards the 2017-18 campaign.

Nolan said: "I'm really looking forward to it. We've got to go out with a bang.

"We did it last week, beating Blackpool when a lot of people thought we'd be on our holidays. I don't want it to get to that 'end-of-season' feel.

"A lot of these lads might not see each other again, so they have a duty to each other to go to Newport and give it their all - and hopefully come away with another win to give us momentum going into next season.

"It's really important they don't let themselves down after doing so well since I walked through the door."

Nolan says Saturday's match presents his out-of-contract players with one last chance to prove themselves before he meets with them next week to discuss their futures.

He said: "We'll be telling them what we expect of them if they do sign a contract, or we'll be thanking them for their service.

"It's going to be a difficult couple of days but that's what you've got to do when you're a manager. I've got to learn that quickly.

"The contracts we offer them might not be the ones they want - they might want to seek another challenge, or think they can get something better elsewhere.

"But we'll be offering them a contract we think they deserve. There won't be any negotiation - that's the final offer - and we'll go from there."

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