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Nolan: The buzz is back

Boss looks ahead to rearranged Cheltenham trip

5 March 2018

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan says he can feel 'the buzz' returning to his squad ahead of Tuesday's rearranged trip to Cheltenham Town.

The Magpies banished the memories of a 1-0 defeat to Cambridge United by claiming their third home win on the bounce with a solid 2-0 victory against Stevenage.

Now Nolan's focus turns to Cheltenham, who the Magpies were supposed to face yesterday only for the match to be postponed due to inclement weather.

His team will now take on the Gloucestershire outfit on Tuesday night and the boss is anticipating an open affair.

"You could feel the lads were getting that buzz back this week on the back of a really good, solid performance," said Nolan.

“Cheltenham are a good team - they did OK down at our place and caused us some problems.

"They have had some good results at home and they’ve got Mohamed Eisa, who is one of the leading scorers in the league.

“He scored last week and they will be full of confidence coming away from a draw at Luton.

“Hopefully it will be a good game between two teams intent on winning."

Mohamed Eisa has scored 18 goals for the Robins this season

Goalkeeper Adam Collin will continue between the sticks and his manager has heaped praise on the Cumbrian's perfomances since his return to the starting 11 at the expense of Ross Fitzsimons.

“Adam Collin has been magnificent since he came back in," said Nolan. "Out of the 12 clean sheets we have kept this season, he's had 10 of them.

“He’s a fantastic keeper and so is Ross, who's pushing him all the way.

"But this is Ross’ first season and we have to look after him. He has a bright future and we don’t want to affect that. We want him to be with us for many years and there’s no better player for him to learn from than Adam."


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