Ray Trew content with Martin Allen contract at Notts

Ray Trew
Trew took over at Notts County in February 2010

Notts County chairman Ray Trew says it would be pointless giving manager Martin Allen a longer contract.

Allen, who was appointed in April, has a rolling 12-month deal at Meadow Lane.

But Trew called BBC Radio Nottingham's Matchtalk football phone-in programme on Monday and told fans that Allen would not be offered a longer deal.

"I'm happy and he's happy. Certain contracts are not worth the paper they are written on. If a manager wants to go he will go," said Trew.

"Is it [a long-term contract] worth it? Does it make any difference? No, I don't believe it does."

Notts currently occupy the final play-off spot in League One, despite not having won in three matches.

Trew also suggests that Magpies supporters should not get too frustrated at what some perceive as a lack of ambition in the transfer market.

"Fans keep saying that we have a very low budget but we have a top-eight budget in that division," added Trew.

"We have a bigger budget than MK Dons and that puts things into perspective."

You can hear Matchtalk on BBC Radio Nottingham every Monday evening at 1800 GMT.