Shirtliff '....Our home for has been very good'

Speaking in the Nottingham Evening Post ahead of the local derby, Shirtliff said "I'm looking forward to the game because they were two good games last year with plenty of goals, played in good atmospheres," said Shirtliff.

"Hopefully we will get the same level of entertainment this season, but with the right results from our point of view.

"I think a big crowd adds to the occasion and makes it a better spectacle. The players enjoy the atmosphere and I'm sure the fans do too.

"Our home form has been very good, there's no doubt about that. We have won three of the six games but we know we should have beaten Stockport and Accrington as well.

"But the performance levels have been there and I'm looking to see the players continue with that."

Stephen Dawson is back after his one game suspension, but Micky Boulding will miss the game with a knee injury, probably leaving Danny Reet to partner Richie Barker in attack.


There is more build up to the big game in Friday's editition of the Evening Post