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Ready for all outcomes

Boss discusses potential postponement

1 March 2018

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is prepared for ‘all outcomes’ this weekend.

The Magpies are set to travel to Cheltenham Town tomorrow but could see those plans shelved by the result of a 10am pitch inspection.

But Nolan is ready to deal with whatever news comes his way.

“We are ready for all outcomes, whether the game is played or not,” said the boss. “You’ve got to stay professional.

“I know everybody is tipping it to be off, but I’ve not been involved in many games which have been cancelled because of snow.

“We are just preparing as usual. It’s tough, but it’s like Christmas - the show must go on.

“We’d like a decision to be made early so we are not putting 28 lads on the coach in bad conditions.

“If you can’t deliver a service that’s normal then the right thing to do is to call the game off because the health and safety of everybody – staff, players and fans – is paramount.”

Nolan, along with assistant manager Richard Thomas and the fitness and medical staff, put the players through their paces in the recently-renovated gym and artificial pitch at Meadow Lane this afternoon.

And the boss is grateful for the superb facilities available to them.

“The weather hampers preparations,” admitted Nolan. “But we are fortunate to have an indoor facility we can use to get some work into the lads’ legs.

“Unfortunately we could not get the full squad into training today but the majority were, which I was delighted about.

“We were able to get some quality work in and they will all be in on Friday.

“Everything is being done to prepare right and make sure everything is spot on.”

The club will communicate the outcome of tomorrow’s pitch inspection ASAP.

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