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Notts County to play Wolves as planned, bosses say

The Midland derby match between League One sides Notts County and Wolves will go ahead as planned on Saturday, club bosses have confirmed.

There had been questions over whether the match would have to be postponed due to possible international call-ups for both squads - but, following discussions between the sides, the fixture will be honoured.

Kick off will be at 3pm.

Notts County chairman: 'Shaun is someone who can relate to the players'

Notts County Football Club have appointed Shaun Derry as their new manager.

When we, as a Board, sat down to identify the credentials that we were looking for in our next manager, we were agreed that we needed someone who understood this club and what it means to our fans.

I have to be honest and admit that Shaun wasn’t someone that we had thought of initially, but that was only because he was still enjoying a successful career as a player at a higher level.

However, when he contacted me to declare an interest in the position, he was an applicant that we simply couldn’t ignore. What he has achieved as a player, coupled with the leadership that he has shown throughout his career, make him the ideal candidate for a managerial role and he made it clear that he wanted that role to be with his hometown club.

There are question marks over his credentials, simply because this will be his first managerial role, I know that, but there are doubts with every managerial appointment and we, as a Board, have to put our faith in who we think is the right man for the job.

Shaun is someone who can relate to the players and, perhaps more importantly, relate to this club, but he is not naïve enough to think that he could take this step alone.

– Ray Trew, Chairman, Notts County

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Shaun Derry appointed new manager of Notts County

Shaun Derry, the new Notts County manager Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Notts County Football Club have appointed Shaun Derry as their new manager.

The 35-year-old first joined Meadow Lane when he was 10-years-old.

He went on to play for the Magpies for three years at the start of his professional career, between 1995 and 1998.

The Nottingham-born man will take up the position with immediate effect.

Who is favourite for the Notts County job?

Following Chris Kiwomya's departure from Notts County, who is the favourite for the manager's job at Meadow Lane?

  • Danny Wilson (4/5)
  • Brian Kerr (5/1)
  • Steve Hodge (5/1)
  • Steve Cotterill (8/1)
  • Mick Jones (14/1)
  • Kevin Blackwell (16/1)
  • Gary Megson (18/1)
  • Paulo Di Canio (20/1)
  • Noel King (20/1)
  • Tony Mowbray (28/1)
  • Michael Appleton (33/1)
  • Steve Kean (33/1)
  • Craig Short (33/1)
  • Sven Goran Eriksson (33/1)

(Odds courtesy of Sky Bet).

Jim Rodwell: Gruelling year for Notts County manager

Talking about Chris Kiwomya's departure from Notts County, Chief Executive Jim Rodwell said:

"This has been a gruelling year for Chris, both on the pitch and personally. Chris has conducted himself with dignity and professionalism throughout.

“We continue to hold Chris in high regard.

"We put our faith in Chris towards the end of last season and genuinely thought that we had found the man to bring stability and a long-term vision to the manager's role here at Notts. However, it simply hasn't worked out how we had envisaged and unfortunately, as we all know, this is a results driven business and there has to be a line that we simply cannot cross.

– Chief Executive Jim Rodwell

Both Mick Jones and Andy Watson have also parted company with the club.

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