Q&A Special - Notts County Fan on Josh Vela

  • May 12, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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After helping Notts County to League One survival on the final day of the season, a Magpies supporter tells us all about Josh Vela's time at Meadow Lane.

With relegation to League Two looking all but certain in mid-March, County won six of their final nine games to finish the season three points clear of the drop and looking forward to another season in the third tier of English football.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Harry Edwards (@NcFcHarry). We asked Harry about Vela's loan spell with Shaun Derry's side - including what he brought to the team and why he thinks the player will have ambitions higher than a second loan spell with Notts next season.

Q: Josh Vela made seven appearances for Notts County this season. How would you sum up his time at Meadow Lane.

A: Fantastic. He didn't put a foot wrong and played a vital part in our great escape on the final day.

He was very composed and seemed to enjoy playing alongside Gary Liddle, as they seemed to have a good understanding of each other's roles in the team.

Q: Vela's time in the team coincided with a remarkable run which saw you retain your status in League One for another season. He's played in the Premier League for us, but do you think he has the quality to become a regular part of our side?

A: Beforehand, we would lose the ball in the middle of the park countless times and it would cost us dearly. But Vela was very calm on the ball and rarely lost it.

For once, we didn't have to keep changing the midfield every game as we tried to find the right formula. You could never predict how we would line up in midfield before Vela joined.

Q: Despite having 12 months left on his Bolton contract, the chances of Wanderers selling up are slim. If a deal was there to be done, would you like to see it completed in the summer - even if it was only another loan move?

A: Definitely. He didn't put a foot wrong while on loan, although I think the chances of another loan are thin, with him doing so well in his short spell.

I think he would have higher aspirations than playing for us, having played in the Premier League at the age of 18.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Harry for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more of his views by following him on Twitter - @NcFcHarry.

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