The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Paddy von Behr

NOTTS COUNTY as­sis­tant man­ager Greg Ab­bott has re­vealed he is count­ing down the days un­til Jan­uary when the Mag­pies can bring back de­fender Louis Laing.

Laing’s emer­gency loan from cross-town ri­vals Not­ting­ham For­est ex­pired after yes­ter­day’s Swin­don game and Foot­ball League pro­ce­dure means it can­not be ex­tended un­til 2015.

The 21-year-old has been a key cog in Notts County’s as­sault on the League One play-off places.

“Louis has been ter­rific for us,” said Ab­bott. “If you are look­ing for­ward, and are try­ing to move the club for­ward, the younger ones are the ones we like to get in.

“He has to go back be­cause his loan is up and he will talk to Stu­art Pearce, who will tell him what his plans are for him.”

Laing signed for For­est after be­ing re­leased by Sun­der­land over the sum­mer but has yet to make an ap­pear­ance at the City Ground.

The for­mer Eng­land Un­der-19 man is keen to re­turn on loan. “I’m hop­ing I can come back,” he said.“I’ll speak to Stu­art Pearce and the gaffer here. It’s a great club, the fans are great.”

LOAN STAR: Louis Laing

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