Date: 3rd November 2007 at 10:53am
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FORMER Burnley Assistant Manager Dave Kevan has admitted that he is looking forward to returning to East Lancashire this afternoon, as his new club Notts. County take on Stanley.

Kevan was appointed Assistant Manager at the League Two strugglers at the end of October, when new boss an Ian McParland took charge following the departure of Steve Thompson.

Dave Kevan is also no stranger to the Fraser Eagle Stadium, as during his time at Burnley he would head to the Fraser Eagle Stadium for the annual Pre-Season friendly and he knows that Stanley can be a massive threat.

‘Games against Stanley were a traditional pre-season friendly when I was at Burnley and we always found it very tough going there so we knew what to expect when we went there.’ Said Kevan speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘We knew it was never going to be an easy ride and we’re getting the boys prepared for a hard game tomorrow.

Kevan worked with former Burnley defender Graham Branch during his time at Turf Moor and he is looking forward to seeing some old pals.

‘But I’m looking forward to seeing a few old faces, especially Graham Branch. He’s a great bloke and he’s doing a good job for Stanley.’

The Magpies No. 2 was also quick to praise Stanley, especially Paul Mullin and Roscoe D’Sane, who he thinks is the perfect strike combination.

‘I’ve not been able to go to see Stanley in the flesh but I’m seen them on video and they’re an honest side.

‘They don’t give a lot away and they’re always capable of scoring a goal. The boys will know what to expect.

‘Paul Mullin is a threat. He’s a real handful and can cause big problems from crosses and set-pieces so we’ll need to watch him.

‘D’sane is lively and he and Paul are the classic big man/little man combination. ‘So we know the size of the task facing us.’