Notts County are embroiled in a battle for their league status at present, bottom of the Football League and one of three teams still likely to drop into the National League.
Along with Macclesfield and Yeovil, the Magpies are fighting for their lives, but if recent footage is anything to go by, they might have some salvation waiting in the reserves.
They posted footage of their second string banging in five goals at Cheapside, the training ground of Grimsby Town. The 25% of the total they’ve scored at home all season, which has prompted fans to suggest perhaps a few of the players should be given a chance.
Woeful County were thrashed 3-0 at Crewe this weekend to leave them 24th, two points adrift of Macclesfield in the last position of safety, their goal difference is far worse than their rivals, meaning they need wins between now and the end of the month.
They host promotion-chasing MK Dons this weekend and the feeling amongst some of their supporters is that the second string could do a job in the first XI this weekend, even if goal number two didn’t impress one Twitter user.
That second goal is without doubt the worse goal I have ever seen.
— Mr Gwil_I_Am (@Gwil_I_Am_2015) April 16, 2019
Half these players should start on Friday, can't do any worse than that shower on Saturday.
— Sawleyboy (@MickyMikeyMooo) April 16, 2019
Lets be fair it is a completely different ball game reserves and league two.
None of the younger ones are ready from people I talk to who go to the games. Jones at left back would be a horror show again. Maybe left midfield with Millie behind definitely
— Tim Taylor (@tjt0071) April 16, 2019
Such a talented reserve side and our current owner and pathetic clueless management can't see it. When we hit the national league we'll lose all this. I'd put Chettle in charge if I was the new owner and get rid of Ardley etc. These lads need to he in 1st team. More commitment
— Rob Farrell (@rob1824) April 16, 2019
Time for Jones left midfield and Rose right midfield?
— Roweyp (@roweypw) April 16, 2019
If anyone deserves a chance it's Sam Osborne, prolific goalscorer constantly overlooked.
— paul street (@streety1862) April 17, 2019
Get jones in for friday at least he can take set pieces cant remember the last one we scored from
— kieren cooper (@kierencooper) April 16, 2019
@Official_NCFC Jones should start over milsom, he will bring energy in attack
— Lewis Seyfert (@Lewis_Seyfert) April 16, 2019
So our reserves can put a dangerous corner into the box but first team can't…… Great… ? ?
— Sabretooth (@sabrencfc) April 16, 2019