Date: 20th November 2009 at 9:40pm
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Aldershot Town make the trip to take on promotion favourites Notts County on Saturday, as Kevin Dillon takes charge of his first away game as Shots manager.

Dillon will be hoping that his side can be the first team to win at Meadow Lane in the league this season, where County have only dropped six points all season. Aldershot are without a league win since beating Morecambe 4-1 on 10th October and haven’t won on the road since September.

However, Aldershot come into this game with no new injury worries, after Ben Harding and John Halls both came through a reserve match at Crawley in the week. Dean Howell is the only absentee. Dave Winfield will be available after serving his three match suspension.

Notts County are currently unbeaten in eight games, but have only won one of their last five in the league. They also come into this game with no real injury worries, as Johnnie Jackson, Ben Davies and Dan Jones are all available for selection.

The Magpies are currently 6th in the League Two table, two points away from the automatic promotion spots and four points ahead of The Shots. After heavy investment in the side over the summer, including the signing of Kasper Schmeichel from Manchester City, rumoured to have been for over £1 million, the pressure will be on the County players to get a result and get back amongst the promotion picture.

This is a point not lost on Aldershot manager Kevin Dillon, who hopes this pressure will work in his favour. He told BBC Surrey ‘They want to impress the chap sitting upstairs in the director’s box a bit, which is good, because it brings the best out in our players and hopefully it’ll disturb their players.’

Meadow Lane hasn’t been a kind venue for Aldershot over the years, having lost on their last six visits. The last time Aldershot won at Meadow Lane was in September 1967 – they haven’t beaten County in any competition since 1969.

Last season County came from behind to win 2-1, as Richard Butcher won the game deep in stoppage time for the home side, on an afternoon fuelled by emotion following the passing of Jimmy Sirrel. At the Rec, Aldershot twice took the lead, but County replied on both occasions and the points were shared after a 2-2 draw.