Den­nis hopes to break his Stags duck

Nottingham Post - - SPORT -

KRISTIAN Den­nis is hop­ing to add Mans­field Town to the list of clubs he has scored against and says scor­ing for Notts County against their lo­cal ri­vals would be “ex­tra spe­cial”.

The joint top scorer is ex­pected to lead the front line against the Stags in the much-an­tic­i­pated derby at the One Call Sta­dium as Neal Ard­ley pre­pares to take charge of his first league game since be­ing ap­pointed man­ager.

Den­nis has al­ready had a taste of what he can ex­pect to­day, hav­ing played for Chesterfield against Mans­field last sea­son, a game which also has a white-hot at­mos­phere.

He didn’t score in ei­ther game but is hop­ing to put that right against David Fl­itcroft’s pro­mo­tion con­tenders and se­cure brag­ging rights for the Mag­pies.

“It’s a mas­sive game and a big derby,” he said.

“I played in the Chesterfield v Mans­field derby last sea­son, so I kind of know what the at­mos­phere will be like.

“But I am look­ing for­ward to it. “We need a win from any game at the minute be­cause of where we are in the ta­ble.

“But against your lo­cal ri­vals you want to send the fans home happy.

“There’s a bit of ex­tra spice this week­end and hope­fully we can win.

“I’ve not scored against Mans­field be­fore but hope­fully that will change this week­end.

“To score in any game is good, but to score against your lo­cal ri­vals is al­ways ex­tra spe­cial.”

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