Tomorrow Notts County travel to Charlton Athletic’s The Valley stadium in London for their toughest league fixture yet this term.
It’s a match that for all intents and purposes could be seen as a fresh start for Notts. Some much craved stability has been found. As previously noted, Craig Short now knows his first choice XI and he will be looking to keep up the momentum built throughout the course of the last three fixtures.
County started the season against Huddersfield and found themselves on the wrong end of a rude awakening. A decent result in tomorrow’s game will go a long way to putting that opening day massacre to rest for many, with the Addicks viewed by most as the type of team that’ll be comfortably within the league’s higher reaches by the end of the season.
Short has already confirmed in the media that he will name an unchanged side, the first time he has done this all season. So again, Lee Hughes and Kevin Smith will lead the front line, ably assisted by Ben Davies (still a target for Derby County) and Craig Westcarr.
The Valley is a ground that was hosting Premiership football no less than three years ago, so it’s another grand stage for the Notts players to perform on, and a great test of ability for the Notts team going forward as League One starts to take shape.
The last eight league fixtures between both sides have yielded 37 goals. So, a 0-0 draw it is!