Notts County manager Neal Ardley has said that new loan signing Kenton Richardson was already in their thoughts the last time they needed a right-back.
The Sunderland man joined the National League side this week on an arrangement initially running until 5th April.
Magpies boss Ardley told the club’s website: “We did our homework on right-backs three weeks ago before signing Tylor Golden.
“At that time, Kenton was on our list, but he’d had an injury when he first joined Sunderland and had only had one 90-minute game since.
“That was a concern to us, but since then, he’s come through another three 90-minute games. Those doubts we had over his fitness have gone out of the window a little bit, so his case became a lot stronger.
“He’s a big, strong, powerful, athletic lad and we’re delighted to have him.”