The Magpies take on seventeenth-placed Boreham Wood this evening. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Notts County boss Neal Ardley remains cautious ahead of his side’s clash with Boreham Wood this evening despite sitting third in the National League.

The Magpies, who are currently eight points behind league leaders Torquay, will look to go six games unbeaten at Meadow Lane this evening.

They narrowly beat Woking 1-0 on Saturday, thanks to a late Kyle Wootton strike on 80 minutes.

However, the ex-AFC Wimbledon boss is all too wary of the threat that their Hertfordshire opponents pose.

The Wood lie in seventeenth place ahead of tonight’s match but Ardley admitted that “they’re actually better than their results suggest”.

Adding: “I think we’re probably playing them at the wrong time, they’re confident, anyone that can go up to Hartlepool and get an away result are in good place.”

The Notts boss said that he was very impressed by their performance when he watched them on TV in the FA Cup just over a week ago.

County go into tonight’s game having not conceded in 282 minutes of football. Ardley praised his side’s defensive resilience and shared his delight given the limited options they have at the back.

“The last couple of games we’ve almost had a bare four defenders fit so they’ve done remarkably well to stay fit and keep us through this period whilst the others get back to full fitness.”

Notts look set to still be without Wes Thomas and Alex Lacey for tonight’s game, despite the pair returning to training.

Both Damian McCrory and Sam Graham remain sidelined following recent injuries.