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Derry to put boots back on

Notts County manager Shaun Derry has said he will re-register himself as a player next season.

Derry became player-manager at Notts in November but Football League rules prevented him from making an appearance this season, having already played for QPR and Millwall during the campaign.

However, after masterminding the Magpies League One survival the 36-year-old plans on dusting off his boots ahead of the 2014/15 season - just in case he is needed.

"I'll be available, ready for selection next season," Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"I'm hoping that I will get the right type of players in to enable me to just be the manager. If I'm stood on the sideline that means I'm quite happy with the team I've got.

"I don't feel that you can do the job required by being one of the 11 lads playing."

Meanwhile, former Crawley midfielder Gary Dicker has said he would jump at the chance to sign for Notts.

Dicker, 27, is currently a free agent after being released by the Red Devils and he told the Nottingham Post: "They have a good, young, ambitious manager who did a fantastic job of keeping the club up.

"Would a club like Notts interest me? One hundred per cent. When I played there with Crawley last month, I was struck by the atmosphere and how good it was."