Richard Dryden not fazed by new manager speculation at Notts County

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Notts County’s joint caretaker manager Richard Dryden is not fazed by the speculation surrounding the vacant hot seat at Meadow Lane.

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst is the latest name to be linked with the job while John Sheridan has been the front-runner with some online bookies.

Bet Victor now has Hurst at 1/2 on and Sheridan at 4-1 to be the next permanent Magpies manager.

But Dryden, who took over the reins with Mick Halsall following Ricardo Moniz’s departure, is fully focused on the trip to Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Dryden said: “The situation regarding the search for a new manager doesn’t alter what we do. We’ve just come in to help on a game by game basis.

“We concentrated solely on the Oxford game and then reflected on the Oxford game. Now we are looking at Accrington.

“But I am loving it. I love the buzz of a 3pm kick-off. It’s highs and lows, and I love it.”

On Accrington, he added: “They are a good footballing side. They play 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1, they try to play out from the back and a lot of players are interesting teams higher up the chain.

“They are not in the play-offs because they are bang average, it’s because they are a good side.

“We have to go there and compete. An away win and a clean sheet would be fantastic and that’s what we are going for.”