Next Game: Pre-Season Friendly - Melksham Town Away on Saturday 7th July

Friday, July 29, 2005

GT against GT tomorrow

It isn't often that the two managers at a game have the same initials, but it will happen at Edgar Street tomorrow.

Gudjon Thordarson, who hails from Iceland, is the manager of visitors Notts County.

The match will be the Magpies final friendly of pre-season and Thordarson has named a strong squad for the trip to Hereford.

"Saturday is our final game. It is important they show me they are ready for the season. It is a big week ahead, and I look forward to the hard work ahead," Thordarson told the official Notts County Website.

He also commented that Hereford United are a good side who will prove a good test.

"We are going to go down there and get a good workout. We need to continue being disciplined and keep our formation and shape of the team."

Trialist Stacy Long is again included in the squad, as is Brian O'Callaghan for the first time in a First Team friendly since scoring at Hucknall at the start of July. Saul Deeney is again included in the squad and will provide backup for Kevin Pilkington.

The game is the final test for the Magpies ahead of the trip to Torquay, so it should be an interesting afternoon at Edgar Street.

Notts County were due to play against Burton Albion last night but the game was called off as the pitch was waterlogged.

Graham Turner is likely to play his first choice team tomorrow. However he may be without Ryan Green, who missed Wednesday's friendly at Bromsgrove. However he will probably give both goalkeepers, Craig Mawson and Wayne Brown, some action.

The selection of the remainder of the team could depend on whether any other signings are announced before kick-off which is at 3pm.

In his interview last Monday, John Trewick, the Hereford United coach, suggested that there would be more than one signing this week. But, as yet, only the loan deal of Wayne Brown has been revealed.

Meanwhile according to sources at Caersws, Graham Evans was still registered with the Mid-Wales side as of last evening. They suggest that he is having a two-week trial with the Bulls.

Evans has also had a trial with Aldershot Town. He played 45 minutes for them in their first pre-season friendly against Farnborough on July 8th. Aldershot lost 2-0.