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Decisions to be made

Team news ahead of cup clash

26 January 2018

Kevin Nolan says he does not yet know who he intends to start in goal for the Emirates FA Cup tie against Swansea City this weekend.

Ross Fitzsimons' red card against Crawley Town in midweek means he will serve a three-game ban, which begins against the Premier League side.

It leaves Nolan with a dilemma as to who to put between the sticks against the Swans and he says the decision is yet to be made.

"Adam Collin has been training with us for the last week or so and we have Branislav Pindroch, who is more than ready. It's a decision we have to make in the next 24 hours.

"It's an opportunity for the other two to get in and establish themselves and Ross knows that.

"Ross has said sorry and he has to react in the right way - I don't want him coming in and begging every day because the game has gone now.

"He has to ensure he comes back a better man and a better player for it."

Liverpool loanee Matty Virtue will also miss out after seeing red against the Sussex side.

And Nolan revealed that defender Matt Tootle is no closer to a return to first-team action after missing Notts' last two games through illness.

"Matt's been really poorly so we aren't going to rush him back," he said.

"We don't want him to be around the lads for them to catch what he's got. I've been without Richard Thomas (assistant manager) today because he's come down with a virus and the kit man has, too.

"It's that time of year when these things happen so we have to make sure the lads don't get exposed to it.

"Everyone else is in good health and are available for selection, unless something changes in the next 24 hours!"


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