Vital Football

Notts County Preview - Quakers under strength

Notts County Preview - Quakers under strength

Quakers head into the game against Notts County on Tuesday evening with many first team regulars unavailable. Suspension rules out both Ricky Ravenhill and Alan White while Pawel Abbott, Gregg Blundell, Rob Purdie and Steve Foster are all currently injured. Loan signings Carl Tremarco and Dean Gerken have both had to return to their parent clubs as Darlo are unable to extend loan deals due to the transfer embargo that the Football League placed on the Quakers.

Dave Penney will have to make the best of what he has to work with, a number of squad players who have been out of the first picture may well get a chance to impress in the coming weeks. David Poole or Adam Griffin will come into the side in the place of Carl Tremarco who player wide left in the last game. Griffin would be a like for like replacement but as Franz Burgmeier can easily play on either flank Penney could select Poole on the right and switch Burgmeier to the left flank.

Andy Oakes is likely to continue in goal after putting in a good performance at the weekend. Quakers do have a number of options between the posts with 3 keepers to choose from though neither Kazmierczak of Liversedge have any real first team experience between them so Penney is almost certain to go with the experience of Oakes behind a patched up back four.

Darlo do have both of their first choice full backs available though neither of the clubs normal centre halves will be able to play. Tim Ryan is likely to continue at the heart of defence after he stepped in on Saturday when Steve Foster was injured before the game at Exeter. Ian Miller is likely to start alongside Ryan against the Magpies and the new pairing will be keen to put in an impressive showing in order to get more opportunities in the first team in the next few weeks and months.

Darlo X1

Oakes

Austin Ryan Miller Valentine

Poole Kennedy Hulbert Burgmeier

Carlton Main

Subs

Kazimierczak, Griffin, Fortune, Gray, Smith


Notts County lie 15th in league 2 with 39 points from 33 games and they have an average away record so far this campaign. The Magpies have only recorded 3 wins on their travels this term while they have picked up a point on 7 occasions and have been beaten 6 times.

County have been in mixed form of late with 2 wins 2 defeats and a draw in their last 5 match`s. Their main danger man is the experienced forward Jamie Forrester who has 8 goals this season so far he has also netted a hatrick during the current campaign. Forrester began his career in England at Leeds United in 1992 when they signed him from Auxerre for £60,000 but he never really had a chance to impress at Elland Road and had a number of loan moves away from Yorkshire before he signed for Grimsby Town in 1995. Forrester`s most prolific spells have come at Scunthorpe United and at Lincoln City where he has been a regular goal scorer. Forrester spent both the 2006/7 and 2007/8 seasons at Lincoln where he netted over 35 goals before he agreed a close season move to County last summer.

Darlo will be hoping that Tuesday nights game can help the club both financially and in their quest for League 1 football next term. Though it is now highly unlikely that the Quakers will be able to achieve a Play Off place this campaign a number of consecutive victories would see Darlo back in the Play Off picture once again. A bumper crowd would obviously be a great boost for the clubs finances and it would also demonstarte to any potential investors that the Quakers can attract good crowds to the Arena.

I feel Darlo might have to settle for a point from this game as Dave Penney will have to put out a under strength side and a 1-1 scoreline may be on the cards. Danny Carlton is a likely scorer for Darlo given the Quakers limited striking options.



For the very latest League Two odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris
Date:Monday March 2 2009
Time: 3:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Darlington Articles

Squad Numbers

Squad Numbers for the 2007/8 season

'We Need Your Help'

Caroline who is one of our Darlington Readers/fans is trying to trace a family member. His name was George Smith and played for the Quakers in the 30's or 40's.

We need your help to try and fin

Durhams New Pitch !

14th July 2006 at 7pm Durham City

Another Piece Of Darlo History.

Darlington Football Club were the guests of Honour to open the new surface which attracted the local Television cameras to mark the event.

Vital Darlo Social Media

Archived Vital Darlo Articles

Vital Darlo articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Darlo
Write For Vital Darlo
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where will Darlo finish in the Northern Premier League?
Suggested By:
Champions39%
Runners Up19%
Top 6 finish22%
7th or below20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Cheltenham 46 30 11 5 101 57
2 Forest Green 46 26 11 9 89 27
3 Braintree 46 23 12 11 81 18
4 Grimsby 46 22 14 10 80 37
5 Dover Athletic 46 23 11 12 80 22
6 Tranmere 46 22 12 12 78 17
7 Eastleigh 46 21 12 13 75 11
8 Wrexham 46 20 9 17 69 15
9 Gateshead 46 19 10 17 67 -11
10 Macclesfield 46 19 9 18 66 12
11 Barrow 46 17 14 15 65 -7
12 Woking 46 17 10 19 61 3
13 Lincoln 46 16 13 17 61 1
14 Bromley 46 17 9 20 60 -5
15 Aldershot 46 16 8 22 56 -18
16 Southport 46 14 13 19 55 -13
17 Chester 46 14 12 20 54 -4
18 Torquay 46 13 12 21 51 -22
19 Boreham Wood 46 12 14 20 50 -5
20 Guiseley 46 11 16 19 49 -23
R FC Halifax 46 12 12 22 48 -27
R Altrincham 46 10 14 22 44 -25
R Kidderminster 46 9 13 24 40 -22
R Welling United 46 8 11 27 35 -38
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Darlington Results (view all)

Darlington Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News