FC Halifax Town v Notts County preview
When: Saturday August 27
Referee: Daniel Middleton showed 59 yellow cards and five red cards in 17 National League games last season. Supported Town’s 1-0 win over Pontefract in the FA Cup in October.
Halifax: Barnet (a) G 2-0, Torquay (a) G 1-0, Southend (a) G 0-0, Wealdstone (a) G 1-0
Notts County: Maidenhead (h) W 3-0, Boreham Wood (a) D 2-2, Gateshead (a) D 1-1, Chesterfield (h) D 2-2
Notts County transfers: Geraldo Bajrami (Kidderminster), Aden Baldwin (MK Dons), Tobi Adebayo-Rowling (Ebbsfleet), Cedwyn Scott (Gateshead), Macaulay Langstaff (Gateshead), Sam Austin (Kidderminster)
Transfers out: Callum Roberts (Aberdeen), Alex Lacey (Hartlepool), Dion Kelly-Evans (Boreham Wood), Elisha Sam (Patro Eisden), Kyle Wootton (Stockport), Lewis Knight (Gateshead), Michael Doyle
Coach: Luke Williams was previously head coach at Swindon and more recently assistant head coach to Russell Martin at MK Dons and Swansea.
Last season: 5th in the National League
Keep an eye on: Macaulay Langstaff scored 32 goals for Gateshead last season and has four this season already.
Last time they met: Ten Halifax men held on for a point after Jack Senior was sent off in the 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane in February.
Head to head: 29 games played, Halifax wins 8, draws 8, Notts County wins 13
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