Altrincham vs Notts County LIVE: Team news, match updates and reaction

Notts County travel to Altrincham’s J. Davidson Stadium tonight, knowing that a win against Phil Parkinson’s side will see them return to the top of the National League.

The Magpies come into the contest following a stunning 4-0 win over Scunthorpe at the weekend, with the game being played in front of over 16,000 at Meadow Lane as the club celebrated its annual Community Day.

But tonight’s contest will provide another test of Notts’ title credentials, with the hosts proving they can compete with the best in the division, evident in their most recent win over Southend last Saturday.

In the reverse game in October, two goals from Macaulay Langstaff put Luke Williams’s side on course for a comfortable 3-0 win, and if the Magpies’ number nine is to replicate his early-season brace, he will break records for both of the club as the league with the most goals in a league campaign.

Before kick-off, the Notts head coach said goalkeeper Sam Slocombe would need a late fitness test after leaving early in the win over the Iron, with Cedwyn Scott and Junior Morias making steady progress on their return to action. of the first team. .

NottinghamshireLive will be live from the J. Davidson Stadium, with the Magpies reporter oliver king bringing you all the action as it happens, including team news, match updates and reaction after the full-time whistle.

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Good evening and welcome from Altrincham!

Tonight, Luke Williams’ side will be looking to return to the top of the National League with a win, ahead of an 11-day layoff before their Good Friday clash with Wealdstone at Meadow Lane.

Updates will be coming throughout the night, so stay tuned for all the action!

‘Good’ problem before kickoff

Luke Williams has highlighted the ‘good’ problem ahead of their clash with Altrincham tonight.

The Magpies head coach was forced to recall Sam Slocombe from a 4-0 win over Scunthorpe at the weekend, introducing Archie Mair for his league debut with Tiernan Brooks out on international duty.

With Slocombe subject to a late fitness test, Williams explained that his decision would be based on which goalkeeper is in the best time to take the starting job.


Notts County Women were crowned champions of the EM Regional Football League following a 3-0 win against Mansfield at Meadow Lane on Tuesday night.

Goals from Summer Gayle, Holly Fowler and Audrey Huskisson-Moore capped off a fantastic season for Adam Dunleavy’s side, who will play their football next season in step four of the women’s pyramid.

Lessons learned from the Barnet draw

Luke Williams explained that the lessons learned from his side’s 1-1 draw with Barnet proved instrumental in Notts’ victory over Scunthorpe at the weekend.

The Magpies won 4-0 in a comfortable afternoon at Meadow Lane, with Williams detailing the emphasis on improving his second-half performance at The Hive Stadium as crucial when assessing performance, hoping to replicate that against Altrincham tonight.


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