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Enjoying every minute

Nolan relishing season's run-in

13 April 2018

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Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says he is relishing his side’s promotion push as they prepare to face Colchester United on Saturday.

The Magpies go into the game fifth in Sky Bet League Two, four points behind third-placed Wycombe and six points clear of Mansfield Town in eighth.

And the young manager is excited for the challenges ahead.

“I’m going to enjoy every minute of it,” said Nolan. “Unless I’m going to be a top manager, there aren’t going to be many times when you get these opportunities.

“As a player you sometimes get to this point in the season and look forward to the holidays, but I’ve not even spoken about one to my wife yet!

“That shows how much work we are trying to put in and to finish the season strongly. I’ve got to give my all, but enjoy it in the process.

“I’ll be celebrating no matter what happens on 5 May because it’s been such a fantastic turnaround.”

Nolan, who says Jon Stead and Terry Hawkridge will both be in contention to play, has been impressed with what he’s seen in training in recent sessions.

“They’ve been flying this week and are looking forward to the game,” he said.

“It’s going to be another difficult one but one we hopefully can enjoy and keep the winning run going.

“It’s a tough place to go and they played us really well at Meadow Lane. We got away with one in the last minute and I admitted that to their manager.

“We’re going to be prepared for them because they’ve got some very good strengths.

“But we’ve noticed a few chinks in their armour and I hope we can expose them on Saturday.”

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