County chief set to ring changes

25 January 2010 05:46
Kevan employed a five-man midfield against Wigan on Saturday as the Magpies came close to causing an FA Cup upset at Meadow Lane.

He is expected to revert back to two strikers for the trip to Essex, with leading scorer Lee Hughes, Ade Akinbiyi, Karl Hawley and Luke Rodgers all in the frame for starts.

Defender Mike Edwards and midfielder Matt Hamshaw will also be hoping for recalls.

Kevan believes beating the Daggers is crucial to their automatic promotion chances, and said: "I really feel we can push on now and start edging closer to that top-three. You have to beat the teams around you to do that. I think that is key to it.

"We are not focusing on the play-offs, we are focusing fully on the top three because we believe that is what we can achieve."

Source: Team_Talk