Notts County have lifted their supporters from a frustrating season thus far to sign two new players that will provide competition and boost a Magpies squad that still aims to fight for promotion from the National League.
The club have suffered a number of discouraging postponements in their covid hit campaign and uncertainty lies whether they’ll even get the chance to fulfil their season with 30 games still to play in the league but in any case, the management team lead by Neal Ardley, have decided to boost their coffers with an addition or two to the clubs playing staff.
In come two players on loan, Inih Effiong from Stevenage and Calvin Miller from Harrogate who will both add attacking threat to the depth of the County squad with both joining up at Meadow Lane until the end of the season.
Effiong is a 29-year-old striker with experience of the National League having had spells with Barrow, Woking, Dover Athletic and this season Barnet (on loan) amongst many others and the Brent born target man will offer cover to the likes of Kyle Wootton, particularly as Wes Thomas has requested to train alone of late due to his concerns over coronavirus and his own families safety.
Whilst Thomas has a bespoke programme designed by the club to train at home, one player certainly training with the rest of the squad with an eye on Saturday’s match at Stockport in the FA Trophy will be Calvin Miller who signs from Harrogate which follows the departure of Tom Walker who heads back to the sulphurites after a month-long loan spell at Notts.
Miller is a wide-man who can also play full back having previously played for Celtic, the 23-year-old has been capped at U15,16,17,20 and under 21 level for Scotland.
Whist Miller is eligible to play in Saturday’s FA Trophy match, Effiong won’t be available as he’s cup-tied having already played in the competition.
*Main image @Official_NCFC Effiong and Miller join Notts County until the end of the season.