Remaining football fixtures: Notts County facing relegation battle

There are just a handful of games left for Nottinghamshire’s football teams in the 2014/15 season, but Notts County still have work to do to assure their safety.

Nottingham Forest are destined to finish mid table whilst Mansfield Town are all but safe, which is something that can’t be said for Notts County.

The League One side are in the relegation zone with four games to go and under new coach Ricardo Moniz they have a mountain to climb to remain in the division.

Here is a detailed look at their run down as well as Nottingham Forest’s and Mansfield Town’s.

Notts County

Their attempt to beat the drop begins with a crucial encounter this weekend, away to fellow strugglers Crawley Town.

Following four straight draws, the Magpies have fallen in to a battle for survival and it is imperative to get good points in the away trip, with their last three fixtures against teams nearing the top half.

Notts-CountyImage: The Sky Bet League One table as it stands with four rounds of fixtures to go (Source: BBC Sport)

Crawley go in to the game on the same points as County, one place below and with one game less left in their season, meaning that all eyes will be on this relegation six-pointer on Saturday.

County’s remaining three fixtures following the weekend include 2nd placed Preston North End, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham who will both be looking to push on from 12th and 13th respectively.

Video: Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz confident of survival for his side

Nottingham Forest

The Reds lie 10th with just three games to go of their season, starting with the visit to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, the home side sitting on place above Forest.

Despite not having anything to play for, Forest will hope to pick up form after losing four of their last five games, and give manager Dougie Freedman, who has just signed a new contract, a good end to the season.

Games against Ipswich, who are fighting for a play off spot, and a home tie against Cardiff in the last game round off the 2014/15 season for The Reds.


Image: Forest have little to play for but will still want to end the season on a high (Source: BBC Sport)

Mansfield Town

The Stags are all but safe going in to the final three rounds, only a huge turn of fortune could see them lose their League Two status.

After their 1-0 win against Tranmere last time out, Mansfield find themselves eight points clear of Cheltenham Town in the relegation zone.

With away trips to Cambridge United and Accrington Stanley sandwiching a home fixture against Portsmouth, Mansfield should be safe come May 2.

Any change can only be affected by Cheltenham winning all three of their remaining games against three of the league’s high fliers in Northampton, Shrewsbury and Wimbledon.


Image: Mansfield are all but safe heading in to the last three fixtures (Source: BBC Sport)

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