Meadow Lane looked gorgeous under a blanket of snow. Photo credit: Notts County Football Club

By Michael Callander and George Cowell

Notts County will have an extra day to prepare for their fixture against Solihull Moors, and will also be playing at home as the fixture has been reversed.

The Magpies expected to visit Damson Park on Tuesday night, but the two clubs have agreed to reverse the fixture and play it at Meadow Lane on Wednesday night.

This is due to Moors’ concerns over their playing surface being too affected by snow over the weekend to be able to play the game.

Notts would have been glad of such suggestions at times last season. They had to travel to AFC Fylde several times, only for the fixture to be postponed due to the pitch condition, often once the Notts players and staff had arrived in Lancashire.

The Meadow Lane pitch is still under snow, as the Notts groundstaff plan to use the snow to protect the pitch from frost, removing it on Wednesday morning.

In a statement released on the Club website, they said “Under ordinary circumstances, we would welcome supporters to the stadium to help clear the snow. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be unable to facilitate this.”

Notts County are coming into this fixture with mixed form, with two wins, two losses, and a draw from their previous five fixtures, whereas Moors have marginally better results with three wins and two losses.

A Magpies win would see them leapfrog seventh-placed Solihull, though James Shan’s side has a game in hand.

Notts also said goodbye to forward Wes Thomas on Monday, the former Birmingham City and Grimsby man leaving Meadow Lane for personal reasons.