Kevin Nolan heaped praise on Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman ahead of their clash on Easter Monday.
Notts make the journey to the Wham Stadium looking to throw a spanner into the Reds' promotion push while maintaining their own and Nolan is expecting a tough game in East Lancashire.
"I'm really looking forward to pitting my wits against John," he said.
"He is a fantastic fella and someone I enjoy playing against even though he gets the better of me the majority of the time!
"He has got the right people in and they know how to win games. They are all in it together and they do things the right way.
"He has been there for a long time and done fantastically well at that club. They're firing on all cylinders and we have to make sure we are ready.
"We will be analysing their strengths and weaknesses to hopefully come back with a positive result so we can start another run.
"There will be changes because of the turnaround and because we want to keep everyone fit, ready and raring to go.
"With the squad we have at our disposal, we have the ability to do that."