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Notts County boss Kevin Nolan hails "brilliant" selection headache


Joe Jones

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan has admitted that he does not know what his team to face Lincoln City will be, describing his selection headache as "brilliant".

The Magpies welcome the Imps to Meadow Lane on Saturday with the possibility of making it nine games unbeaten, or even five wins on the spin in League Two.

In addition, Nolan has not ruled out the possibility of Shola Ameobi and Shaun Brisley playing, despite the former having missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and the latter having limped off against Crawley Town.

“Shaun we’ll look after with 48 hours until the game still,” the Notts gaffer told the Nottingham Post.

“Shola I don’t think will be available. That said, knowing Shola, he’s someone who could walk in on Friday and say he’s fine, not that he would walk straight back into the team.

“It’s always great when you have everyone available. Apart from that, all the lads seem good and up for it.

“Me and Thommo (Richard Thomas) sat in the office for four hours the other day and we still don’t have a clue who will play!

“It’s brilliant when you have that. Last year we had maybe 13 or 14 players you could pick from one week to another. Now we’ve got two teams.”

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He's got players coming in, and they actually perform well. I thought Nicky Hunt and Carl Dickinson both seemed rusty against Swindon but they held their own - in fact they improved with time. Its good that Kevin Nolan knows he has depth, as I was worried about injuries but I actually think we will be okay.

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Players that put the work in training get the space simple as. I like what hes doing with the selection process and can see why everyone is getting their opportunity. The thing some of the players now have to realise is that they're no longer 'First Team' they have to understand there more 'Squad Rotation' or 'Impact Sub'. 

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