Midfielder Boucaud targets quick return to top-six
NOTTS County can jump straight back into the top-six in League One tonight, says Andre Boucaud.
The Magpies slipped down to seventh place in the table after their 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe United.
But they could rocket all the way up to third if they beat Preston North End at Deepdale and other results go their way.
"It's important to get back in there, but everyone can see the table's so tight," said on-loan Boucaud.
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"We're seventh, but we're only a couple of points off third so if we win we can jump quite a few places."
The Magpies are only seven points adrift of league leaders Tranmere Rovers and five behind second-placed Sheffield United, while Swindon Town, MK Dons and Stevenage are all locked together on 32 points and sixth-placed Crawley Town are on 31 points.
"I thought that by now there might be a little gap opening up, with the top three or four teams moving away, but it's very tight all the way down to tenth and 11th," added Boucaud.
"There aren't many points in it so we have got to be on our game all the time to stay up there."
Lee Hughes scored twice as Notts fought back twice against the Iron to extend their record unbeaten away run to 18 games.
"We thought we created enough chances and played well enough to win," added Boucaud.
"But it's a draw away from home that keeps our run going so we can't be too disappointed."
Notts have already drawn at MK Dons and Sheffield United this season and Boucaud believes Preston will be another big test because they are bang in form at the moment.
They are unbeaten in their last five league games and have won two of those against Scunthorpe and Stevenage.
"No game is easy in this division, but we've got to go out and play our stuff," said Boucaud. "If we do that I think we will get the three points.
"I don't know much about them, but I know everything about us and I'm sure we can go there and win, which would be huge."