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Initial Notts County bid for promotion winning captain rejected

The Nottingham Post understands that Notts County have had a bid rejected by Forest Green Rovers for midfielder Liam Noble. The Magpies are hoping to re-sign their former player, who celebrated promotion with Forest Green in the promotion final at Wembley recently.

Kevin Nolan is keen on adding to his squad in the off-season in the hope of avoiding a repeat of their bottom half finish last season. Noble is certainly no stranger to everyone around Meadow Lane having played over 70 games in a two-year spell between 2014 and 2016.

The Forest Green captain played a huge role in their promotion campaign and was also named in the Vanarama National League Team of the Year too.

Notts County are to have funds to spend this summer thanks to chairman Alan Hardy. They recently secured the services of Lewis Alessandra from relegation Hartlepool United.

Although the bid was rejected, Notts County are believed to be lining up another move. Talks with the two clubs should continue to see if a valuation can be agreed upon. Mark Cooper would love to keep his talisman at The New Lawn. He told the Stroud News & Journal that Notts County’s bid was ‘unrealistic’.

Noble still has a year remaining on his contract with Rovers, who will play in the Sky Bet EFL for the first time in their history starting next season. His spell at Notts County previously was certainly controversial given his disciplinary record, but Nolan believes he can get the best out of him at Meadow Lane. He seems to have corrected this side to his game as he didn’t pick up a single red card in his route to Wembley success.

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