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Notts County aims for victory in midweek match against Morecambe


Notts County will be heading to Mazuma Stadium for their midweek trip to face Morecambe on Tuesday evening. 

The Magpies are coming off a confidence-boosting performance and result against Grimsby Town, where they collected their first points back in the English Football League with a win in their first league home game of the campaign. 

On the other hand, Morecambe suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium.

Notts County find themselves back in the fourth tier of English football’s pyramid for the first time since their first-ever relegation to non-league in 2019. 

Last campaign, the Magpies went toe-to-toe with Wrexham, ultimately losing out on automatic promotion by four points. However, their celebrations wouldn’t be delayed for much longer. A day out at Wembley ended in promotion after an eventful encounter against Chesterfield. The game ended 2-2 after extra time before Luke Williams’ side triumphed 4-3 on penalties.

In pre-season, County won four friendlies, against Nuneaton Borough, AFC Telford United, Boston United and Alfreton Town, drew against Shrewsbury Town and lost against Stoke City and Nottingham Forest. Williams has been in charge at Meadow Lane since June 2022 and has taken charge of 51 matches in total, winning 35, drawing 11 and losing just five.

Key players to watch out for from Notts County include summer arrival David McGoldrick who returned to Notts County having previously represented the club in 2003/04 and 2005/06. Since then, the 35-year-old has racked up a total of 559 appearances to date, including 63 (and 10 goals) in the Premier League for Sheffield United. A proven goalscorer at any level he’s played, the former Derby County man has netted over 150 times so far in his career.

Forward Macaulay Langstaff enjoyed a monumentally successful campaign last time out, scoring 42 league goals and picking up a number of accolades including National League Player of the Season, Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Season and records set for most goals in a Notts County season, most goals in a National League season and most Player of the Month awards in a National League season.

At just 31-years-old, John Bostock has accumulated a wealth of experience throughout his career to-date. As well as plying his trade in Belgium, the USA, France and Turkey, the midfielder represented England at U16, U17 and U19 level, playing alongside Jack Wilshere, Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey.

On Morecambe's side, some key players to watch out for include Stuart Moore who has played all three games so far this season as goalkeeper. Donald Love is another player to watch out for as he has played all three games so far this season as defender. In midfield Tom Bloxham has played all three games so far this season. Up front Michael Mellon has played all three games so far this season as striker.

Ahead of the game, Derek Adams spoke of his awareness of County's flexible approach to different games. It should be an exciting match!

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i am looking forward to the game, i think if we use our strength in midfield and work hard enough to create chances we can force morecambe to play a more defensive game. its going to be a tight outcome but we have sent quite a good following to the game, so lets hope we dont come back disappointed. 🤞🏻

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Every match offers an opportunity to rectify previous mistakes and learn something new. This game is crucial for both Morecambe and Notts to assert their standing in League Two. A captivating match awaits us, with both teams needing to claim those critical 3 points. I hope its our day!

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Passion, grit, and an unwavering belief in our abilities are what we need to secure victory against Morecambe. I'm particularly excited to see how McGoldrick utilises his experience to pressure Morecambe's defence. This promises to be an absorbing encounter.

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Guarding against overconfidence will be key for Notts today. Despite Morecambe's recent loss, we shouldn’t underestimate them. Football is a game of surprises, and humility in approach should be our motto. All the best, lads!

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It's great to see these articles returning. I'm uncertain about what Notts should anticipate from Morecambe, but I am hopeful for a victory on our part. Langstaff really could use a goal!

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Team harmony and unity can be game-changers today. I trust that Williams will leverage the diverse strengths of County's squad to secure the victory. More power to you, Notts!

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The preview for the game is very well-written and comprehensive. Feel free to reach out if you require assistance with any of the content. If not, you've got it, gaffer!

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