Date: 26th August 2015 at 5:08pm
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McLeod leaves, Mark Yates praises the fans and Notts County is postponed.

The expected departure of last season’s top scorer Izale McLeod went through the other day and he has completed his move to fellow League Two side Notts County for an undisclosed six figure sum.

Having joined us in the summer of 2014, he leaves having made a total of 47 appearances for us, with a return of 21 goals.

With it being known that County offered £100,000 previously for him, an offer we rejected, it’s not being realms to think the upper end of the deal might be in the region of £150,00 but most likely somewhere in the middle.

As for a quick return with the player, that won’t now happen as our trip to Meadow Lane to face them on Saturday September 5 has been postponed as County have had three players called up for international duty and they requested the postponement which has been granted.

A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

As for manager Mark Yates, he has praised the fans having seen the club last weekend collect our biggest away Football League win since October 2011.

A three nil win over Cambridge United with a brace from Roarie Deacon and a solo effort from Gwion Williams topped the existing five two victory at Wimbledon all those years ago.

Speaking to the Official Site in recognition of their backing, the gaffer said of the support.

‘The fans have been tremendous since I came here. They were brilliant at Oxford, Peterborough and again on Saturday. Hopefully they have seen, both home and away, that their team are prepared to put in a shift for the shirt. I have a really honest group of players and one of the things we have spoken about is making sure after every game we have left absolutely nothing on the pitch. We travel together as one – players, backroom staff and supporters. It`s a collective effort by everyone at the club and on days like Saturday it`s tremendous to see and hear the fans giving the team so much support.’

With Wycombe Wanderers up next on Saturday, Yates went on to add.

‘Another tough game. They are unbeaten and clearly on a roll from last season when they lost the play-off final on penalties. But it will be a good week for us on the back of Saturday and it`s a game we are already looking forward to. Hopefully the fans who saw us against Portsmouth here last week will be back and we can create another good atmosphere for the players.’

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