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Russell Slade is hoping to have James Berrett available again for the trip to Notts County on Saturday. The midfielder was passed fit to face Forest Green Rovers last week but broke down in the warm up and wasn’t deemed fit enough the face Mark Cooper’s side.
The Town boss has no other injury concerns going into the fixture.
The hosts boast an unbeaten home record and have sampled defeat on only three occasions this season.
Jorge Grant is the man to look out for, having already banged in 14 goals from midfield for the Magpies. Big front man, Shola Ameobi is always a handful for defenders too.
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The Mariners fought out a 2-2 draw at Meadow Lane last season. Goals from Shaun Pearson and Omar Bogle had put Town two up, but the hosts hit back through Jonathan Forte and a late strike from substitute Aaron Collins to share the spoils.
“It’s going to be a tough one. Three games on the spin, they look really solid. Russell’s been around a long time and is a fantastic manager. We are at home and if we can reach our usual standards we will give ourselves a great opportunity of winning the game. “
“Notts County are at the top of the table for one reason, they do the basics better than anyone else in the league. We are going to what I would consider a very, very confident side.
“We have to take up the challenge and we are looking forward to the game.”