Gillingham vs Notts County: Can the Magpies beat the drop?

This Sunday sees the end of the season for Notts County FC and yet again they are facing a League One relegation battle.

Manager Ricardo Moniz has stated that the only way to play on Sunday is to go full out on the attack, taking the game to Gillingham.

Unless injury strikes, Moniz is not likely to switch the starting squad from last week’s strong win against Doncaster.

Playing a 4-4-2 last week with Liam Noble’s charge from midfield, they were a threat last weekend which was rewarded with a goal.

Mood in the camp seems to be of confidence with Haydin Hollis claiming that nerves within the camp are low, stating that there is no point in having nerves at this stage in the game. Hollis also joked that the fans will be more nervous than the players.

County have their fingers crossed that Jamal Campbell-Ryce will be fit to play in Sunday’s game after being reviewed by Sheffield United following medical treatment administered by Notts County.

Paddy McCourt also seems to be out of action following an ankle injury and Ronan Murray has been confirmed to be unavailable.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh said: “I don’t think Notts County would have any sympathy for us if the roles were reversed. We need to make sure we have a winning mentality at the club.”

This shows that County will not have an easy ride despite the fact that Gillingham have nothing to play for.

Gillingham will show up with a full healthy squad so County will have to play all out in order to win.

Will Notts County repeat last year’s Great Escape? Their fate will be decided tomorrow at 12.15.

Conor Clayton

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