Notts County: An unmissable preseason of ups and downs

Things are looking up for the Nottingham team after last season, we take a look at the unmissable ups and downs

Last season’s glory must quickly make way for a focus on the new campaign, as Notts County look to pursue their dream of climbing back up the English Football League.

Their victory on penalties over Chesterfield in May in the National League playoff final sparked jubilant celebrations as County returned to the football league.

Now preseason is fully underway as County look ahead to their first game of the League Two season - away at Sutton United on Saturday, August 5.

With club captain, Kyle Cameron, signing a new two-year contract and boyhood club legend, David McGoldrick, returning to Meadow Lane, the County are on the up. The club released a statement, welcoming McGoldrick home. It read:

“He joins us on the back of his best-ever goalscoring season, but anyone who’s followed his career knows his talents extend far beyond his ability in front of goal. David’s an incredibly intelligent and intricate footballer who also boasts tremendous physicality, so we believe he can be hugely effective in a number of attacking roles.

“He’s been a leader and top professional at several big clubs, including recently in the Premier League with Sheffield United, and we believe his know-how and willingness to impart knowledge on to younger players will be invaluable.

His love and respect for the club have brought him home and he’s going to be a talismanic figure as we commence this exciting new chapter.”A mixed preseason has seen the Magpies produce stunning results and disappointing outings to match. With the season just around the corner, Nottingham World takes you through Notts County’s preseason up to now.

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