Updated: Nov 23, 2020
If ever there was a game that required a response from the players it's this one as the spectre of a lack lustre 1-0 defeat at the hands of a beleaguered Dover Athletic plays heavy on the mind.
Newly promoted Altrincham stand in the way of a first win of the season for the Magpies in a midweek game that will be played out in front of the TV cameras on a Wednesday, not Tuesday night (doesn't seem right does it?).
The Robins had an impressive end to their shortened season and like Notts were in fantastic form breezing past Chester and then a very good York City in the National League North play offs, and will be happy with their draw away at fellow newcomers Weymouth on the opening day.
Altrincham and Notts have only ever met once before in a competitive game where a Kevin Randall penalty gave Notts the away win in an FA Cup first round encounter in November 1972.
The Robins will be without high scoring Jordan Hulme who left to join AFC Fylde at the end of last season. However if you subscribe to the fantastic Notts County Talk video channel you will know from their match preview that Altrincham have secured the return of Spanish winger Yusifu Ceesay from Blackpool on a new permanent contract and he will definitely be one for the Notts defenders to keep an eye on.