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The striker that Kevin Nolan needs to sign for Notts County in order to win promotion in 2017/18

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As Notts County prepare for yet another season in League Two, the Magpies can go into 2017/18 full of optimism.

New owner Alan Hardy has revitalised the East Midlands club, and along with the shrewd appointment of Kevin Nolan, the Magpies look an unstoppable force, and a club that looks to be finally on the ascent.

Since the former Newcastle, Bolton and West Ham midfielder came into the club, Notts have lost just once at home,  a sheer contrast to the form they displayed under former boss John Sheridan where they came out victorious just once at Meadow Lane.

And the 34-year old hasn’t wasted any time in bolstering his squad in preparation for a promotion push next term, with the coups of wingers Terry Hawkridge and Lewis Alessandra, signing from Lincoln City and Hartlepool United respectively.

The likes of Shola Ameobi and Jon Stead were influential for the Magpies last term, and have both been offered new deals due to their outstanding performances, however at the age of 35 and 34-years old, do they have the ability to withstand a full season in League Two, especially if the club are looking to form a promotion push?

The answer is probably no, and with the latter also looking likely to move to the MLS, Notts need another forward that will add to the firepower upfront, who would ultimately spearhead them into League One, and that man is Matt Green.

Green was released by the Magpies’ local rivals Mansfield Town at the end of last season, as Stags boss Steve Evans looks to overhaul his squad in the summer also in a hope to form a promotion push next season.

This came as a shock to many Stags fans, what with the 30-year old ending up as the club’s top goalscorer with 13 goals in all competitions last term.

When you consider Green’s goalscoring record for the Stags, 86 goals in a four-year stint with the club, this shows that he still has plenty to offer in League Two and even above.

The striker has attracted the likes of many high-profile League One and some Championship clubs, however with a very competitive budget in League Two, Kevin Nolan should definitely look to lure Matt Green to Notts County in the summer…

So…What do you think Notts fans? Should you sign Matt Green? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: The striker that Kevin Nolan needs to sign for Notts County in order to win promotion in 2017/18

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