Notts County Vs Lincoln City, Tue 13 Apr 2010


Notts County have some players nursing `bumps and bruises' ahead of the visit of Lincoln.

However, Magpies manager Steve Cotterill did not name those with knocks following the 1-0 win at Northampton that saw Notts narrow the gap on league leaders Rochdale to just two points.

The game could be Luke Rodgers' last for the club after Cotterill confirmed that the striker is close to sealing a move to MLS side New York Red Bulls.

Johnnie Jackson returned to the squad on Saturday after over a month out with a hamstring injury and he should be on the bench again

Fellow midfielder Matt Hamshaw, the versatile Jamie Clapham and strikers Ade Akinbiyi, Delroy Facey and Karl Hawley are available for recalls should Cotterill wish to make changes.

County could equal a long-standing club record for clean sheets against the Imps. They have not conceded in 22 of their 39 league games this season, which is just one short of the record of 23 clean sheets kept during the 1922/23 campaign.

Lincoln will be without Cian Hughton.

The diminutive midfielder collected his 10th yellow card of the season during the 2-1 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday and begins a two-match suspension. However, Scott Kerr is available again after completing a two-game ban against the Cherries.

"Notts County are a massive threat, particularly going forward with the talent they have," said City boss Chris Sutton, who reported no new injury problems from the weekend.

"But we will go there and play our normal game. We will certainly have to defend stoutly but hopefully we can cause them some problems as well. It will be tough but I see no reason why we can't go there and give them a good game."

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