Notts County will be looking to bounce back to winnings ways when they host FC Halifax Town at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
County’s last two matches in the National League have been postponed, with Tuesday’s trip to Solihull Moors and Saturday’s game with Chesterfield both being called off due to a frozen pitch.
The last time County played a league match was January 10 when they were held to a 1-1 draw with Boreham Wood.
They have since lost top spot to Wrexham after the Dragons defeated Gateshead 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Since the Boreham Wood game, County were dumped out of the FA Trophy on penalties by Maidstone United, which means full focus shifts back to the league where they will be aiming to keep pace with their promotion rivals.
Even though the Magpies have just picked up five points from 2023, if they avoid defeat on Saturday they will equal a club record of 19 games unbeaten in a league season which is something they have not managed since Horace Henshall was in charge back in 1930.
Halifax come into the game losing three of their last four with their most recent outing ending in defeat to relegation contenders, Scunthorpe United.
The Shaymen failed to score in their first four outings this season and that is a trend that has continued with Town boasting the second-worst scoring record in the league, netting just 24 times in 25 matches.
On the road this season it has been difficult for Town, who have won just once in 15 away games, drawing seven.
Halifax sit mid-table in the league while County sit second having lost just once all season, meaning they will be strong favourites to take all three points.
In their encounter earlier this season, County ran out 4-1 winners at The Shay Stadium with Macauley Langstaff netting twice either side of half-time.
Time to shake off our frustrations and ensure the boys are backed in big numbers this weekend! 👊
— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) January 24, 2023
Notts welcome back defender Connell Rawlinson after an injury setback for the contest, however the game will come too soon for Tobi Adebayo-Rowling who continues his injury rehabilitation.
New signing Jodi Jones has also gone straight into the squad for the match too.
For Halifax, midfielder Kian Spence is expected to be the only current absentee with manager Chris Millington saying that winger Millenic Alli is fit after missing the Scunthorpe game through tactical reasons.
The match kicks off at 3pm and tickets are still available to purchase at: https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2023/january/tickets-halifax-120123/