League One season preview: Notts County

Notts County key man: Jeff Hughes Photo: PA

Manager: Keith Curle

Position last season: 7th

Nickname: The Magpies

Ground: Meadow Lane

Capacity: 20,229

Players in: Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere, free), Bartosz Bialkowski (Southampton, free), Gary Liddle (Hartlepool, free), Dean Leacock (Leyton Orient, free), Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Bristol City, free), Joss Labadie (Tranmere, free), Manny Smith (Walsall, free), Yoann Arquin (Hereford, free), Francois Zoko (Carlisle, free)

Players out: Ishmael Demontagnac (Northampton, free), Ben Burgess (Tranmere, free), Mike Edwards (Carlisle, free), Stuart Nelson (Gillingham, free), Charlie Allen (Gillingham, free), Stephen Hunt, Sam Sodje, Liam Chilvers, Karl Hawley, Robert Burch, Jude Stirling, John Spicer, Jon Harley, George Nicholas (all released)

Key man: Jeff Hughes - Has a good left boot and had a good goal return last season, could combine well with new signings.

Chances: Narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season. Curle's first full campaign in charge will surely see them challenge for at least a top-six spot again, with automatic promotion a possibility.