Notts County have been drawn away at Havant & Waterlooville in the fifth round of the Buildbase FA Trophy, reward after their terrific late win at Stockport County at the weekend.
The Magpies will take on a side who are currently eighth in the National League South and one that received a bye in the last round after their opponents Altrincham withdrawn from the competition due to covid-19.
Covid has also struck Notts County for the umpteenth time this season as Tuesday’s proposed visit to Yeovil Town in the National League has been called off for a second time.
Notts were due to face the long trip to Huish Park tomorrow night but the game has again been called off, a frustrating season has meant that Neal Ardley’s outfit last played league football on 28th December.
The Magpies will next face top of the table Torquay United on Saturday with Manager Neal Ardley frustrated with another postponement saying “We have to get our mind round it, grit our teeth and get on with it,” said the manager.
“The season will even itself out – everyone’s got to play 44 games and we all have the same number of points to play for. Let’s just try and do it.
“None of it’s ideal, including having no fans, but let’s really graft, try to come together to get these games done and have an end result to a season we’ve all worked really hard to get to this point.”
Finally Notts have let defender Sam Graham return back to Sheffield United from his loan spell after just four appearances although he did manage to find the net during his short spell at the club, scoring in the third round FA Trophy win at Morpeth Town.
*Main image @Official_NCFC Neal Ardley says his side are “more than good enough to get to Wembley”