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Preview: Notts County (H)

2 December 2022

The Iron return to Glanford Park for a 12.30pm kick-off this Saturday, with Notts County coming to town in the Vanarama National League.

The league have moved the kick-off of all games on Saturday, December 3rd to 12.30pm, with the league saying in November: "The League hope that both England and Wales progress in the World Cup past the group stages. However, there is a potential fixture clash for the Last 16 involving the runners-up of Group B, (England and Wales’ group), kicking off at 3pm on Saturday 3rd December.

"To avoid any possibility of a clash the League are moving all kick-off times forward to 12.30pm on this date."

There will also be a slight change in the dugout for the Iron moving forward, with Tony Daws deciding to step down from the position of interim first team manager on Monday to return to his role as academy manager.

Michael Nelson will assume the interim first team manager role until further notice, with support from Paul Musselwhite and Lee Turnbull.


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 for ticket details ahead of Saturday, December 3rd’s (12.30pm kick-off) clash against Notts County.

With it being an earlier kick-off this Saturday, our Early Bird ticket deadline for the ticket office and online via is 9.30am tomorrow.

Please also note that this is a category A fixture, as determined before the start of the season, you can find information regarding that difference by clicking here.

Former Iron midfielder-turned manager Ian Baraclough will be the special guest taking part in a Question-and-Answer session in the restaurant.

Making 149 Iron appearances from 2004 and scoring 11 goals, Baraclough experienced three promotions as a player, and then first team coach - going up from League Two in 2005, winning the League One title in 2007 and then promotion via the League One play-offs in 2009.

He eventually became Iron manager between September 2010 and March 2011.

Baraclough went on to manage Sligo Rovers, Motherwell, Northern Ireland Under-21s and the senior Northern Ireland team.

You can find matchday hospitality ticketing/pricing details by clicking here.


Michael Nelson (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).

Andrew Boyce (click here to read | click here to watch on Iron Player).


Iron striker Joe Nuttall will serve a three-match suspension following his red card from a 50/50 challenge last weekend away at Wealdstone, which was appealed by the club but subsequently knocked back by the FA.

Defender Reagan Ogle becomes available for contention on Saturday following a full week’s worth of training.

Winger Aiden Marsh (foot fracture) has been recalled by Barnsley following an assessment from the parent club which deemed he will not be ready for any further action with the Iron.

Liam Feeney, Jordan Hallam and Kgosi Ntlhe (hamstrings) continue to miss out through their respective injuries.


Notts County played out a scoreless draw at home to Yeovil Town two weeks ago. The Nottingham-based side didn’t play last weekend along with a handful of National League sides, whilst the Iron were away against Wealdstone. 

The Magpies were relegated to the National League for the first time in their 157-year history in 2019, after finishing 23rd in League Two.

Ex-Scunthorpe striker Kyle Wootton recorded back-to-back-to-back top scorer figures for County during their time in the English fifth tier so far, which has seen unsuccessful play-off campaigns in all three seasons.

With the former moving on to 2021/22 National League champions Stockport County this summer, it’s the turn of newcomer Macaulay Langstaff to fire the Magpies back into the EFL.

After netting 28 goals from 39 appearances at Gateshead in the National League North, hitting 17 from the opening 15 National League games has set the striker on course for another blitzing season.

For more information on our visitors, click here.


The referee will be Matt Corlett, assisted by Jacob Lehane and Reece Davies. The fourth official will be William Booth.


The ticket office and club shop open from 9am on the day with half-season tickets, other upcoming match tickets and all three shirts available on sale.

The Iron Bar will open at 10.30am. For away fans, please note that the Iron Bar will be for home supporters only for this fixture. Away supporters looking to purchase alcohol can do so underneath the AMS Stand in the away end bar.

The car park will open at 11am too, where a £1 saving can be made (before 9am on matchday) by purchasing your spot in advance here.

We welcome back familiar vendor Phat Pateez Grill, who will be selling a range of hot-food.

Additionally, turnstiles are also open an hour-and-a-half before kick-off (11am) for fans wishing to enter the stadium.


Our full record against Notts County is as follows:

2017-18 - Tue 8 Aug LGEC R1 Iron 3-3 Notts Co (Iron win 6-5 on pens) Madden (2), Holmes
2016-17 - Tue 9 Aug  LGEC R1 Iron 2-0 Notts Co (AET) van Veen (2)
2014-15 - Sat 28 Mar  LG 1  Notts Co 2-2 Iron  Robinson, Canavan 
2014-15 - Sat 25 Oct  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Notts Co   
2014-15 - Tue 7 Oct  FLT R2  Iron 1-2 Notts Co  Madden 
2012-13 - Sat 16 Mar  LG 1  Notts Co 1-0 Iron   
2012-13 - Sat 17 Nov  LG 1  Iron 2-2 Notts Co  Ribeiro, Mozika 
2012-13 - Tue 4 Sep  FLT R1  Iron 1-2 Notts Co  Duffy 
2011-12 - Sat 24 Mar  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Notts Co   
2011-12 - Sat 26 Nov  LG 1  Notts Co 3-2 Iron  Barcham, Grant 
2008-09 - Tue 2 Sep  FLT R1  Iron 2-1 Notts Co  Hayes 2 
2004-05 - Sat 22 Jan  LG 2  Notts Co 2-0 Iron   
2004-05 - Tue 28 Dec  LG 2  Iron 0-0 Notts Co   
1999-2000 - Sat 22 Jan  DIV 2  Iron 1-0 Notts Co  Ipoua 
1999-2000 - Sat 21 Aug  DIV 2  Notts Co 3-0 Iron   
1997-98 - Fri 26 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-2 Notts Co  Hendon (og) 
1997-98 - Sun 7 Sep  DIV 3  Notts Co 2-1 Iron  Strodder (og) 
1996-97 - Tue 28 Jan  FLT  Iron 1-1 Notts Co 
Iron win 4-2 on pens
1972-73 - Mon 23 Apr  DIV 3  Notts Co 2-0 Iron   
1972-73 - Sat 23 Dec  DIV 3  Iron 1-0 Notts Co  Davidson 
1970-71 - Sat 27 Feb  DIV 4  Notts Co 3-0 Iron   
1970-71 - Sat 31 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 0-1 Notts Co   
1969-70 - Sat 14 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 2-3 Notts Co  Kerr, Cassidy 
1969-70 - Sat 29 Nov  DIV 4  Notts Co 3-1 Iron  Ball (og) 
1968-69 - Wed 5 Mar  DIV 4  Notts Co 1-0 Iron   
1968-69 - Sat 4 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 2-1 Notts Co  Kerr, Cassidy 

Our full record against Notts County is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 14  18  17 
Away 10  22 
TOTAL 24  5 14  24  39


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