Edwards banned for County

04 April 2011 02:30
Mike Edwards is suspended as Notts County begin life after Paul Ince at home to Rochdale. Edwards begins a two-match ban after he was sent off during the home defeat to Oldham on Saturday. The 2-0 reverse was a fifth straight loss for the relegation-threatened Magpies and signalled the end of Ince`s reign as manager, so head scout Carl Heggs will take charge of the team on Tuesday night. Fellow defender Jon Harley is also out as he serves the second game of a two-match ban, so Sam Sodje could make his first league start of the season. On-loan midfielder Kevin McDonald has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. County have failed to score in their last five matches since Alan Gow`s penalty in the 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday on March 12. Their last goal from open play was scored by Craig Westcarr in a 1-1 draw at Brentford nine games ago on March 1.

Source: PA