Credit: Michael Callander

By Leon Blackman

As the January transfer window closes on Monday, Notts County manager Neal Ardley has stressed the need to replace the void of goals in the side.

The injury to Callum Roberts, as well as losing attackers Wes Thomas and Kristian Dennis have left County a little light up top; Ardley has teased fans with new attackers coming in before the Monday deadline.

“Without having Wes all of the season, without having Callum Roberts for virtually all of the season, losing Kristian Dennis, you’re talking 35-40 goals there and even though we’ve signed some really good players, it would be remiss of me to expect them to come in and bang in the same number of goals as these players, so that’s probably the area we’re trying to improve at the moment.”
Striker Kyle Wootton leads County in the scoring charts with 7 goals this season and Ardley knows he will need attacking support if the side is going to make the push into the National League play-offs.
However, Ardley says it is about bringing in the right player in the January transfer market and Notts will not be rushed into making a pressured signing.
“We’re working hard to make sure whoever we bring in is the right person, so we don’t want to jump the gun and realise someone who we would have preferred has become available.
“We’re close to having options on the list but it’s not something we can click our fingers and make it happen.”
Notts sit eighth in the National League and host Solihull Moors tonight, after the fixture was delayed by a day, and reversed due to concerns over the pitch at Damson Park.
A win will see the Magpies leapfrog tonight’s opponents, who occupy the final playoff position.