Notts County will be looking to provide the perfect Valentine’s Day gift by welcoming Barnet to Meadow Lane tonight.

After three straight road games, the Magpies return home for the third time this year, hoping to extend their league unbeaten streak to 23 games on a big night in the National League title race.

The top four teams in the division meet tonight, with Woking traveling to Wrexham to continue their drive to a top three finish after their recent fine form.

But the visitors are enjoying an unbeaten run of their own, with Dean Brennan’s side without tasting defeat since early November in the league, moving them above Chesterfield in the table after four consecutive wins.

However, Luke Williams’s side have an excellent record against the Bees, winning all six of their games in the fifth division and scoring 23 goals in that time, but a tougher test is expected tonight.

Notts is expected to welcome Ruben Rodrigues after serving his one-match suspension for his red card against Torquay, and the Magpies leader faces a tough decision on his team selection following performances from Jodi Jones and Cedwyn Scott at Technique Stadium.

As always, our Notts reporter Oliver King will be live from Meadow Lane to bring you all the action as it happens, including team news, match updates and reactions after the final whistle.

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Notts will be looking to continue their impressive National League form when they welcome Barnet to Meadow Lane tonight.

The top four are all in action tonight, with the possibility of the title race taking another turn on a big night for all involved. Team news will be out shortly, so stay tuned for what looks to be another rollercoaster night with Luke Williams’ side!

Crucial moments in the midst of the madness

Adam Chicksen’s goal sparked huge celebrations at the Technique Stadium last weekend, but Luke Williams was key in highlighting the importance of John Bostock and Connell Rawlinson for their part in calming their teammates’ emotions with 20 minutes to go. final.

The Magpies boss also explained the unusually difficult prospect facing Barnet tonight, with the Bees the only team Notts has yet to play this season despite reaching the 30-game campaign mark.

Competition key for Nemane

Aaron Nemane has explained that the competition provided by teammate Tobi Adebayo-Rowling has played a huge part in his sensational form this season.

The Frenchman has played five more times this campaign than he did all of last season under Ian Burchnall and is enjoying the competition the defender provides as he returns to the first-team fold after his latest injury setback.

Team spirit highlighted before Barnet clash

Luke Williams has highlighted the influence of three Notts County players in their 2-1 win over Chesterfield last weekend during half time.

Rubén Rodrigues, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling and Archie Mair were seen cheering on their teammates after Armando Dobra’s equalizing goal in first half stoppage time.

The Notts manager explained that he intends to use that material in his preparations for the visit of Dean Brennan’s team tonight, highlighting the importance of his entire squad despite not being involved in a matchday.

Door open for returning Notts man?

After two loan spells at Dagenham and Redbridge, Notts defender Joel Taylor returned to Meadow Lane this week.

The defender played seven times on loan for the Daggers, impressing during his first spell but failing to reach the heights on his return to Victoria Road.

And while Adam Chicksen’s form may make a return to the first team increasingly difficult for the 26-year-old, Luke Williams has insisted the opportunity is there for Taylor to seize if he continues to impress in training.


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