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  • Nickname:The Magpies
  • Founded:1862
  • Manager:Chris Kiwomya
  • Ground:Meadow Lane
  • Capacity:20300
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Mayo: Survival is top priority

04 Apr 2008 - 11:24:42

Notts County defender Paul Mayo has stated that breaking a 37-year-old record will mean nothing unless the Magpies can secure their Football League status for next season.

The Meadow Lane outfit are closing in on a club record of ten games unbeaten away from home which was set in two seasons way back in 1971.

A goalless draw on March 24 with Shrewsbury stretched the Magpies' current away run without a defeat in League Two to seven matches.

During this run, Ian McParland's men have taken three points from Chester City and shared the spoils at Morecambe, Brentford, Stockport, Macclesfield and Peterborough.

This weekend they face Bury at Gigg Lane before travelling to Rochdale, Wrexham and Chesterfield at the end of the current campaign, giving the Magpies the opportunity to break the club's 37-year-old record.

But with the club sat in a precarious position only one place outside the relegation zone, Mayo insists that survival is more important.

He told the club's official website: "The main thing is picking up points. We don't look like getting beaten away, but we would certainly swap a few draws for wins.

"I'm not really too fussed if we stay unbeaten or not, as long as we get the points to stay up. The pressure we are under can either bring the best out of you, or make you crumble.

"I am sure we have got more than enough to stay up."


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