Mike Edwards has future at Notts County - Martin Allen

Mike Edwards
Edwards shows his commitment in the friendly against Juventus last September

Notts County manager Martin Allen says the club's longest-serving player Mike Edwards will not be leaving the club.

The 31-year-old centre-half has slipped down the pecking order at Meadow Lane following the loan signing of Damion Stewart and return of Liam Chilvers.

Krystian Pearce, Sam Sodje and Haydn Hollis are also on the books.

But Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Mike's not going anywhere. He's a good player and has done great. He's a great pro and I love him around the place."

Former skipper Edwards has been with the Magpies for nearly eight years and racked up 295 appearances.

And Allen insisted that the commanding centre-back is still very much part of plans.

"Of course he will be," Allen said.

"Mike's made 19 first-team starts and has done really well. He played the majority of games that got us into the play-offs. We said at the start of the season it would be a squad.

"We are always looking to improve the 11 and this is part of life. Things are evolving.

"I have injured players [Pearce and Sodje] at the moment so everyone is involved.

"He'll continue to do what he has to do."

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