Notts County caretaker boss Mick Halsall aiming to make his mark

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Notts County caretaker boss Mick Halsall has not ruled himself out of contention for the vacant manager’s job.

Halsall has been placed in charge of the Magpies along with the club’s Under-21s coach Richard Dryden following the sacking of Ricardo Moniz.

The pair will be in charge for the struggling club’s home League Two clash with Oxford United on Saturday.

Halsall said: “Let’s get off to a winning start, let’s see what we can do.

“Richard is very similar to myself, we just want to do the best we can, give the players the best opportunity to do what they can come Saturday.

“We know it’s a difficult game, don’t get me wrong, they are a good side, but why not? Bring it on.”

“I’m here to do a job and we’re just going to give it the best we can.”

But, although Halsall has not yet spoken to the club’s chairman Ray Trew about the vacant job, he knows a good run of results will help push him into contention.

He added: “We’ve got to win games, we’ve got to show that we’ve got a belief and an understanding as a team.“The consistency has got to come into the game, for our players.

“Can we go and be hard to beat away from home? That’s the big thing Richard and I will be looking at.”

Halsall has previously been placed in the caretaker role when he was made joint caretaker boss with Paul Hart before Moniz was appointed last April.