Notts County have brought in two new faces to bolster their squad as the Magpies enter January.

Michael Callander takes a look at the new arrivals at Meadow Lane.

Inih Effiong is a 6’4 striker signed from Stevenage to challenge Kyle Wootton for the starting #9 spot.

Effiong joined Stevenage from Notts’ National League rivals Dover last summer, having spent the first half of this season on loan at Barnet, scoring once in five games.

He has also played up top for Barrow and Woking before 2019, but Notts fans will remember him from his spells at Dover and Barnet since the Magpies dropped into the National League.

Effiong scored 25 goals in 80 games at Crabble, featuring in their 2-2 draw with Notts in October 2019 but failing to score, also appearing in the 0-0 reverse three months later.

He also made two goalless appearances for Owen Coyle’s Ross County in the SPFL Premiership in 2018.

Notts County’s new striker Inih Effiong (presumably) attempting a bicycle kick for Ross County against Kilmarnock during his brief SPFL spell. Credit: dailyrecord.co.uk

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Notts’ second January acquisition is no stranger to football north of the border either.

Calvin Miller‘s name is most likely associated with Celtic where he came through the academy at Lennoxtown and made four senior appearances.

However, he had trials at Old Firm rivals and SPFL leaders Rangers in 2010 before joining the Bhoys.

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The full-back/winger and Scottish youth international spent loan spells at Dundee United and Ayr United, scoring once for both, before leaving Parkhead for Harrogate Town in 2020.

Miller had an unsuccessful trial at Plymouth Argyle over summer but featured in a pre-season friendly against Middlesbrough.

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The newly-promoted Sulphurites triumphed over Notts in the 2019/20 National League playoff final, before the 23-year-old arrived at Wetherby Road in October.

Miller made 13 appearances for Simon Weaver’s side, scoring the winner in November’s 1-0 victory over Mansfield Town at Field Mill.

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