Notts County have sacked manager Martin Allen following Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Hartlepool.

County made the move despite the defeat being their first in five npower League One games.

A statement on the club's official website, nottscountyfc.co.uk, said: "Notts County wish to announce that Martin Allen has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect. A further statement will follow in due course."

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