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Notts County news recap: October 2017

Joe Jones

October is now done and dusted, we're a third of the way into the season, and Notts County remain top of League Two!

The month just gone proved a little bumpier than the almost perfect September, but nonetheless the Magpies got through it well enough and ended it on a high note.

In this article, Pride of Nottingham recaps all the biggest stories from Meadow Lane and elsewhere in the Notts world that happened in October 2017.

October 3

- Alan Hardy described Kevin Nolan as "a star of the future" after the Notts manager was nominated for September's League Two Manager of the Month award.

- Kevin Nolan hit out at a "ridiculous" festive fixture list for Notts County this season which includes a trip to Morecambe on Boxing Day and a journey to Swindon Town three days later.

October 4

- Notts announced that club record goalscorer Les Bradd was to donate £1 from every sale of his forthcoming book, Far Post: A Striker’s Tale of Scoring Goals and Breaking Records, to the beneficiaries of the CEO Sleepout that took place early in the month.

October 5

Kevin Nolan expressed his delight with Shola Ameobi's return for Notts County from a hamstring injury, but insisted that he wouldn't rush him back into action.

October 6

Kevin Nolan was named the League Two Manager of the Month following a near-perfect September for Notts County.

October 7

Kevin Nolan gave a positive assessment of Michael O'Connor's rehabilitation from a serious knee injury describing the midfielder as being "in a good place".

Notts County claimed a point against Forest Green as Rob Milsom struck in the 96th minute to give his side a 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.

October 12

Notts confirmed that Liam Noble, recently released by Forest Green, had returned to Meadow Lane and would be available for selection from January.

October 14

Notts County returned to winning ways and sat at the top of League Two once again following a 2-1 win over Barnet at Meadow Lane.

October 16

Kevin Nolan confirmed that goalkeeper Adam Collin had suffered an injury against Barnet and was to be sent for a scan on his knee.

Notts County were handed a home draw against Bristol Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup.

October 17

Notts suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night which knocked them off the top of League Two.

October 20

Alan Hardy revealed that Notts County have complained to the Football League over their fixture list this season.

October 21

Alan Hardy spoke out in favour of the introduction a safe standing area at Meadow Lane and said he was eager to consult fans on the topic.

Notts County fought back from a goal down to claim a 1-1 draw in Saturday's League Two encounter at Carlisle United.

October 23

Kevin Nolan confirmed that Adam Collin has suffered ligament damage and is likely to be out for between two and three months.

October 25

Notts County fell to a 2-1 defeat against Mansfield Town in their EFL Trophy Group G clash at Meadow Lane on Tuesday night.

October 28

Notts County returned to the top of League Two thanks to an emphatic 3-0 win over Newport County at Meadow Lane on Saturday.

October 31

Alan Hardy revealed that additional turnstile checks at Meadow Lane on Saturday for Notts County's game against Newport County were put in place to stop people using "tickets to which they are not entitled".

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