For what seems like the umpteenth time this season already, Notts County’s latest National League match against Eastleigh this weekend has been postponed due to an outbreak of covid within the Eastleigh camp.
The Hampshire based outfit were supposed to play Stockport County last night but the match was called off earlier in the day on Tuesday with the league following up confirmation that Saturday’s match at home to the Magpies would also be called off.
This means Notts, currently in fifth place in the table and still amongst the race for promotion, have played three games less than leaders Torquay United who next play again on Tuesday night with already a fifteen point gap built over Neal Ardley’s side, in what is looking like a tough and ever-widening margin to chase down.
County lost in their last match against Hartlepool on 28th December which was supposed to be between two matches against Kings Lynn, although neither took place due to the Linnets postponing their own festive matches through covid. The stop start season continues with even tougher national restrictions now sure to make things trickier going forward and with just fourteen games played, Notts will need to play another thirty games if they are to fulfil their season. A mammoth task if they are to complete the campaign by the summer.
In transfer news Matty Wolfe has extended his loan spell from Barnsley whilst Tom Walker has returned to Harrogate Town.
Notts Manager Neal Ardley stating “Tom indicated to us that he would prefer to return to Harrogate to fight for his place and we fully respect his decision. He leaves with our best wishes.”
On Wolfe he said “Opportunities will come for Matty between now and the end of the season and we’re excited to see more of him.”
*Main image @Official_NCFC Notts played four home matches last month but last played away on December 2nd.