Following a tough January for The Pies they look to start the month well against a struggling Crew side taking the confidence around the fixture from the set-to-be record attendance.
Notts chairman and owner Alan Hardy made the decision to slash ticket prices to just £2 for adults for this weekend’s clash as a thank you to fans for their continued support since he took over the club a year ago.
The reaction to this has been huge with tickets near to selling out and the club’s record match day attendance looking to be smashed this weekend.
Delighted to announce that we have now officially broken the Stadium Attendance Record at Meadow Lane’s all seater stadium of the Tottenham Hotspur in 1994. Thank you all. But don’t stop, keep telling friends and relatives and let’s make it a sell-out!!!
— Alan Hardy (@Bigalanh5) February 1, 2018
“We want to be inclusive in the community, make sure everybody knows we’re here for them we’re the team to support,” Alan told the EFL.
He added on the Club website: “I was at the Lincoln game recently and the whole city was buzzing. If we could get that same feeling this weekend, Nottingham itself would benefit and therefore the businesses benefit as well.”
With only two wins from their last five league games and no win in the last three, County welcome 21st place Crew who are very much looking over their shoulders in their bid to avoid relegation.
The club’s recent league form has reopened the door for the other play-off hopefuls, however they still currently sit in the automatic places.
Manager Kevin Nolan has no new injury concerns ahead of the fixture however defender Matt Tootle is looking to miss out on selection due to suffering from an illness, with Matt Virtue available for selection after serving his one game ban against Swansea.
Goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons will be suspended for another two matches.