The Football League Paper - - INSIDE: - By Char­lie Tal­bot-Smith

HIGH-FLY­ERS Notts County have a tar­get on their backs ac­cord­ing to Terry Hawkridge but the Mag­pies winger is con­fi­dent his team are strong enough to cope.

Kevin Nolan’s side came into this week­end sit­ting top of the pile in League Two – but they have been there be­fore al­ready this sea­son and failed to stay there.

But Hawkridge, a key cog in Lin­coln’s pro­mo­tion to the EFL last sea­son, is adamant his new side are up to the chal­lenge.

“We just have to be smart,” said the 27-yearold. “We know teams are go­ing to want to beat us just be­cause we are at the top of the league.

“It’s all about be­ing pro­fes­sional in your job and tak­ing each game as it comes.

“We have to do our own thing and be strong.

“I have been there with Lin­coln and we dealt with it really well.

“The man­ager there (Danny Cow­ley) told us we were only as good as our last game and I just think the squad here is go­ing to have a ma­jor part to play.

“You need to be able to ro­tate and we’ve got that.

“We’ve had play­ers com­ing off the bench scor­ing win­ners and I think the squad is big enough to do the job.”

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