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Rhead bags brace in friendly

24 January 2013

Goals from Matt Rhead (2), Nick Wright and Lee Stevenson earned us a fine 4-0 victory over Notts County in a behind closed doors friendly at St George’s Park earlier today.

Manager Paul Cox named two different teams for the game, with Exodus Geohaghon, who has missed our last two league games due to a hamstring problem, and Jamie Tolley amongst those involved.

Speaking shortly afterwards, our boss said: “We’ve been training on 3G for the last few days, so we wanted a run out to avoid becoming rusty.

“Although the scoreline would suggest otherwise, it was a good, physical workout and a competitive game.”

Cox continued: “Exodus [Geohaghon] got through 45 minutes and we’re really pleased with that. Jamie Tolley also played and did well.

“He [Tolley] has still got to get a bit fitter and sharper, but with potentially another [behind closed doors] game on Saturday, and a reserve game next week, he’ll have that chance.

“He’s shown a lot of desire and hunger over the last few weeks and I’ll never close the door on anyone.”

Despite only a week to go until the transfer window closes, our boss has also confirmed that he is no closer to agreeing deals to sign any new players than he was before.

“I expected players to be departing and arriving at clubs, here, there, and everywhere,” stated Cox.

“I’m in talks with representatives from a few clubs, so there may still be one or two [players] coming in, but we have some competition from other clubs too.”

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