Notts County fans – would Craig Mackail-Smith be a good signing? Let us know below!
Notts County finished the League Two campaign in 16th position on 56 points, which some would say was a good finish for the Midlands outfit considering their pre-Christmas form.
Starting the season under now Oldham manager John Sheridan, Notts County would have hoped for a good start to the season and be in around the promotion picture, under a manager who has good Football League pedigree, having won League Two and the Football League trophy with Chesterfield, and guided Plymouth and Oldham to the play-offs.
Instead though they found themselves in a relegation battle, and parted company with Sheridan in January, and moved to appoint former Leyton Orient manager Kevin Nolan as his replacement.
Nolan came in just after new owner Alan Hardy took control of the football club from previous chairman Ray Trew, with one aim and that was to keep the Magpies in the Football League.
Nolan did just that, as he managed to get his side buying into how he wanted them to play and put together with a string of good results, Notts County managed to guide themselves up the league table and finish the season 10 points ahead of the relegation zone.
One problem this season, that Nolan will be looking to address in the summer was the lack of goals that the team scored, as they only found the goal 54 occasions, which if they are to be pushing towards the promotion places they are going to need to dramatically improve upon.
One player that could bring goals to the team is experienced striker Craig Mackail-Smith, who is set to be released by his current side Luton Town.
The 33-year-old has good Football League pedigree having played for Peterborough, Brighton and Luton Town respectively.
Having scored over 140 career goals, Mackail-Smith certainly has an eye for goal, and having won promotion with Peterborough he is somebody who knows what it takes to get out of League Two, and could be somebody that helps Notts County push on up the table.