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Notts County manager Kevin Nolan is already battling a major selection headache ahead of trip to Crawley Town


Kevin Nolan is already battling a headache when it comes to who will play for Notts County at Crawley Town on Saturday.

Nolan made five changes as the Magpies beat Swindon Town 1-0 on Tuesday night to go second in League Two.

They will look to make it eight games unbeaten in all competitions at the weekend and Nolan recognises it will be impossible to keep everyone happy when he names his side.

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“I’ve already got a headache thinking about Saturday. That’s where my thoughts have turned to,” he said straight after Tuesday’s win.

“We’ll assess what we feel is the best XI to take on Crawley. We can chop and change it now.

“We’re confident doing that. These lads have to take it on the chin if they don’t play.

“Everyone will get a chance this season. It’s up to them whether they take it.

“Some will be more unfortunate than others but that’s football. They’ve got to keep being professional.

“Their attitude has been first class. Once one of them goes away from it I’ll be on top of them, or Thommo (assistant Richard Thomas) will be, or Norm (coach Mark Crossley) will be.

“Most of all, the players will because that’s what they demand of each other.”

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