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29 October 2013

Into the Magpies' nest

Magpies are birds which are renowned for thieving, but tonight Latics will be looking to pinch three points from their Sky Bet League 1 match at Notts County.

Latics travel to the division's bottom club on the crest of a wave which has seen them suffer only one defeat in their last five league and cup games as fortunes have improved in October.

That contrasts sharply to County who have lost their last three league matches and have amassed a measly seven points from 13 league matches, something which cost manager Chris Kiwomya his job on Sunday. 

Lee Johnson is looking for his side to continue its good run, but is warning his players to be on their guard at Meadow Lane.

Latics' manager is aware of the danger of playing County two days after they dismissed Kiwomya.

Latics have a decent record at Meadow Lane, though they have lost 1-0 on each of their last two visits.


League One
January 22nd, 2013. Notts County 1, Latics 0.
September 15th, 2012. Latics 2, Notts County 2.


League One
September 26th, 2013. Latics 2, Swindon Town 1.
September 26th, 2013. Notts County 0, Preston North End 1.


Latics will be without the banned James Tarkowski, while Andre Boucoud is also suspended. On Saturday, the Magpies were without Bartosz Bialkowski, Dean Leacock, Manny Smith, Enoch Showunmi, Jack Grealish and Haydn Hollis, all through injury.


Adam Rooney (4), Danny Philliskirk (4) for Latics. Callum McGregor (7) for Notts County.


Callum McGregor, the 20-year-old midfield player is on loan from Celtic and his displays have been described as phenomenal.


Latics' Cristian Montano is a former County loan player while Magpies' Alan Sheehan also spent a short spell at Boundary Park.


Latics have tickets on sale for tonight's rearranged SkyBet League 1 match at Notts County. 

And tickets bought for when the match was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 12th will still be valid.  

The last time tickets can be bought from Boundary Park is 4pm today, though fans will be able to gain admission tonight. 
Tickets are priced as follows.
Adults £24
Concessions (16-21 years old, over 60, unemployed with valid ID) £15
Under 16 £6
Ambulant disabled and wheelchair - price relevant to age band. Helper free for persons on medium DLA rate or higher.
There is no extra charge for paying on the day at Meadow Lane, but only adults will be able to purchase a ticket at the turnstiles. Everyone else will need to go the ticket office with proof of age or unemployment and buy them from there.  

It is recommended, therefore, to buy tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day of the game.
There are parking spaces for disabled supporters. They need to phone 0115 9529000 during office hours.


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