Mixed bag for Magpies
By Ben Blackmore
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Notts County have had a bittersweet day after losing one player, but gaining two.
Notts County have had a day of mixed fortunes, after finding out that they have lost one player but gained two.
Magpies midfielder Ruben Zadkovich has been handed a three-match suspension after he saw red in Friday's friendly against Nottingham Forest.
The Australian was involved in a fracas with Forest's Alan Rogers, and will now miss County's opening games against Torquay, Wrexham and Lincoln City.
An upset Zadkovich told the club's website: "It was a bit of a mix-up really. Someone started swinging punches at me and I was sent off for raising my arms in defending myself.
"I am disappointed and a little bit angry actually."
On a brighter note, new signing Brian O'Callaghan has received international clearance after his move from Icelandic club Keflavik.
The Icelanders felt that O'Callaghan was still under contract with them, but it has been confirmed that they have no case, meaning that the Irishman can play at Hereford on Saturday.
And former Magpies boss Ian Richardson has also dealt the club some good news by extending his contract as a player for a further month.
The 34-year-old is making a good recovery from his knee problems, and the club have recognised this with a deal that keeps Richardson at Meadow Lane until the end of August.