Ian Burchnall provides update on Notts County’s approach to the loan market

Notts County drew 2-2 with compatriot Solihull Moors, the Conference Premier team, on Saturday in final preparations for the new season.

Connell Rawlinson was sent off in the first half, losing 2-0 at the break.

Head coach Ian Burchnall praised his side for showing “character” in meeting the Moors.

Burchnall said NottinghamPost : “The team showed a bit of character in any situation, friendly or not with ten men, you have to be able to do that, you have to work for each other.

“I also think we’ve shown that if we’re brave with the ball, even at ten, we can play to the end and we’ve created some really good chances.”

The coach believes it was a solid test for his men, who did not give up and eventually settled the score at 2-2.

He continued: “Sometimes you go through tough friendlies and even the last game before you don’t want to say too much when playing against a team in your division. 2-0 with ten men and we had to show a little bit of character so in a lot of ways we can get a lot out of it.

“Their chances came from a few of our mistakes during construction, but overall we were pretty safe in the second half defensively with one man less, so I think we can take a lot out of that.”

Preparations will continue this week ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season on Saturday 21 August as the Magpies travel to north London to face Barnet.

“Now we’re looking specifically at Barnet,” Burchnall pointed out. “I’m going to use the whole week to look at the variations, the different possibilities and I rarely decide on a team at the start of the week, I like to see how it goes in training.”

The Magpies have been active this window, having purchased five new additions on a free transfer: Ed Francis (center-back), Kyle Cameron (center-back), Matt Palmer (center-back), Aaron Nemane (right-winger) and Frank Vincent (center-back) left).

While Joel Taylor (left-back) and Kairo Mitchell (center-forward) have both joined for an undisclosed amount from the National League from Chesterfield.

The 38-year-old boss insisted he was “really happy with our business” this summer.

“Players have come in, I think you can see the type of players that we bought and generally younger players with a huge capacity for development can be great assets for the football club in the long run. Some of them them, we still have work to do to get them where they want to go, but I think we have a hungry young team for the season. “

When asked if the club would use the loan market as an option to strengthen the squad, Burchnall explained the decision to have his own players.

He continued, “Initially we want to have our own players that we are developing for our purpose, then if we have to get injured and need players urgently, we could obviously contact the loan market and look at that. that it’s there, we have a good relationship with other clubs, we will contact you if we think we need anything once the season arrives, so I think it’s still open for us. “

Priscilla C. Carnegie