'Final push' for Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler statue at Notts County
A statue of two men considered to be Notts County's greatest ever management team could be installed by the autumn.
Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler led the Magpies to a number of achievements including promotion to the First Division in 1981.
The football club's supporters have raised about £80,000 but an extra £25,000 is still required.
Lisa Black, from the Jimmy and Jack statue fund, said a final push should help them hit their target by June.
Jimmy and Jack
- Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler began working together at Notts County in 1969 and in their second season they won the Division Four championship
- Two seasons later they secured promotion to the second division before Sirrel left for Sheffield United in 1975
- He returned to Notts County two years later and achieved promotion to the top flight, the first time since 1926
- Sirrel had a stand named after him in 1993 and died aged 86 in 2008, Jack Wheeler had a banqueting suite named after him at the club's Meadow Lane stadium
- Wheeler died a year after Sirrel at the age of 89, in Nottingham
Fundraising began in May 2010, following the deaths of both Sirrel and Wheeler, in 2008 and 2009.
Ms Black, who is chair of the fund, said: "Both Jimmy and Jack were special football people, both equally loved by generations of Notts County supporters.
"They worked in tandem in spearheading some of the club's greatest post-war achievements."
The statue, created by sculptor Andrew Edwards, will be located on the pavement south of Ashling Court, in Meadow Lane, near the entrance of Notts County's stadium.
Ms Black said it was hoped after a "final push" the remaining funds would be raised by the end of May and the statue in place during autumn.
She said: "The families of [Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler] are thrilled that both men are being recognised in this special way."