After two impressive results against promotion contenders Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers in recent weeks, things are starting to look up for Notts County in their fight for League Two survival.
The Magpies, who had won just four league games all season long, earned a very respectable point against table-toppers Lincoln City last week, then followed up with a fantastic away win at Forest Green at the weekend, as Neal Ardley’s men climbed to within four points of safety.
Their business towards the end of the January transfer window has massively increased Notts’ chances of survival – the additions of Michael Doyle and Jim O’Brien have proven to be magnificent signings at Meadow Lane, as the duo possess real leadership in the middle of the park.
With the market still open to sign free agents, one player who also possesses real experience and leadership is Sam Saunders, who recently left Wycombe Wanderers at the end of January.
The midfielder is a vastly experienced player who, most recently, played an integral role in Wycombe’s promotion from League Two last season, where he scored two goals in 27 games for the Chairboys last term.
The industrious midfielder would provide real competition for places and another load of experience to County, along with former Wycombe teammate Craig Mackail-Smith, who has impressed in the early stages of his Meadow Lane stint.
He may getting on a bit on at 35 years of age, but Doyle has proven that age is just a number in this day and age. Saunders could be a smart signing for Notts.