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Notts County have received £90,000 from Lifeline to cover the costs of essential maintenance work on their playing surface.

Lifeline is a supporter funded organisation which provides financial backing to the club.

It’s 2,500 members pay £2 a week to be re-invested into Notts County.

The money donated has also previously helped to fund scoreboard maintenance, network cabling around the stadium and renovation work at their training facility.

The clubs chief executive, Jason Turner told the clubs website: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Lifeline committee and all members for their ongoing hard work and support.

“I can’t stress enough how much Lifeline is appreciated by the board and how pleased we all are that the membership remains at full capacity.

“While, frustratingly, timeframes have dictated that for a second successive year we have been unable to conduct a long-awaited full renovation of the Meadow Lane playing surface, we have with Lifeline’s help managed to carry out works on our drainage system which should significantly reduce the risk of waterlogging next season.

“Part of the donation will also go towards ensuring our players will continue to enjoy the use of a brilliant training surface at Holme Road, too, which I’m sure all members will be delighted to hear.

“In terms of our scoreboards, the costs of our ongoing maintenance contract are covered by this donation, while the money has also supported our efforts to improve the network cabling at Meadow Lane which will provide our staff with better internet and also minimise connection issues in areas such as tea bars and hospitality.”

County narrowly missed out on promotion last season after losing to Torquay in the National League play-off semi-final.