Maidenhead United vs Notts County preview: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news and ones to watch
Above: Ruben Rodrigues and Enzio Boldewijn embrace one another after facing AFC Hornchurch in the FA Trophy Semi-Final (Source: Getty Images, Laurence Griffiths)

Maidenhead United will look to strengthen their outside shot of a play-off opportunity when locking horns with a Notts County side who are beginning to find form in the final run of the season.

Alan Devonshire's Maidenhead are unbeaten in their last three, drawing with Kings Lynn Town and Wrexham, before a class Sam Barratt hat-trick helped the Magpies overturn a title chasing Hartlepool United.

Meanwhile with the travelling CountyIan Burchnall's side have been in the news lately for the dismissal of assistant head coach Maurice Ross, who made a racial slur towards winger Enzio Boldewijn last week. 

Notts County currently occupy the final play-off spot, but have the likes of ChesterfieldBromley and Eastleigh all hot on their tail. Having picked up back-to-back victories against second place Sutton United and bottom of the table Barnet, Burchnall will be hoping to pick up his third consecutive victory as the Magpies continue their closely-matched play-off run.

  • Team news

Maidenhead will continue to be without dangerous frontman Nathan Blissett, who picked up a hairline fracture and is expected to be missing for the next 4-6 weeks.

Josh Kelly and Seth Nana Twumasi will both be pushing for a return to the starting lineup, after the pair both fought back from injuries.

Ryheem Sheckleford will be absent after picking up a red card against Hartlepool on Saturday.

Notts County have injury problems of their own, as they continue to be without star man Callum Roberts for the remainder of the season due to a hip flexor injury.

Defender Alex Lacey also remains a doubt, whilst Lewis Knight will be hoping to force his way back onto the bench after being completely dropped from the squad on Saturday. Sam Slocombe and former Nottingham Forest man Luke Steele will continue to challenge for the number one spot after Burchnall's recent experiments.

  • Predicted lineups

Maidenhead United: Lovett; Wiltshire, Parry, Massey, Wells; Ince, Comley, Egan; Sparkes, Orsi-Dadomo, Barratt.

Notts County: Slocombe; Brindley, Ellis, Rawlinson, Chicksen; Doyle, Reeves, Griffiths; Rodrigues, Wootton, Boldewijn.

  • Ones to watch

​​​​​​​Danilo Orsi-Dadomo

Despite Barratt's hattrick at the weekend, former Hampton and Richmond striker Orsi-Dadomo remains one of the most feared frontmen in the division.

The 25-year old has impressed so far, netting 17 goals in 33 games and being linked to a number of Football League clubs. Orsi-Dadomo was responsible for a hattrick in seven minutes in a recent victory over Wealdstone, and when linking up with Dan Sparkes and Barratt, has proven himself as a formidable foe for opposition defenders.

Kyle Wootton

Former Scunthorpe United striker Wootton has had an enjoyable stint with the Magpies since joining in August 2019.

The 24-year old target man has managed 13 goals in 36 games so far this season, adding to his 20 in 44 from last season. With his broad physique and urgency on and off of the ball, he links up perfectly with the vast range of wingers available to the club, making him a talisman in front of goal.

  • Previous meeting

​​​​​​​Maidenhead stunned Notts County last time out, as Devonshire‘s Magpies overcame a 2-1 trail by flipping the game on its head, coming out triumphant at 3-2. A brace from Barratt and a goal from Orsi-Dadomo cancelled out Jimmy Knowles and Rodrigues’ earlier consolations.

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  • How to watch

Online tickets to watch the game via live stream are available on Maidenhead and Notts County’s club websites for a fee of £10.

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