DARLINGTON - NOTTS COUNTY
What a mess at Darlington, attracting gates of under 3,000 to a "newly" built stadium of 25,000, they have been forced into administration and to accept a ten points deduction, when a playoff spot, at the very least, looked assured. They have lost both starts since the news was confirmed and seem likely to have to field a very weakened team tonight, with several key players missing, leaving just 15 senior squad members to start alongside some call ups from the youth team. The match will also be played in an eerie atmosphere, with the main stand, which houses most of their die hard fans, being closed to cut costs.
County are a little better than the league table might suggest and have found a little form recently, including an easy 3-1 win over high flying Bradford at the weekend. They have a touch of class about them and an experienced squad many of whom have played at a higher level, including Jonathan Forte, Delroy Facey and the two Jamie's, Forrester and Clapham. Very low morale at the home club and they have to be opposed for the time being.
5.5 points Notts County 3.20 general quote..... still 3.40 available in places.