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​Former Man Utd striker Smith becomes Notts County caretaker boss

Ex-England and Manchester United striker Alan Smith has been confirmed as Notts County caretaker boss until a new full-time manager is appointed.

The Magpies sacked manager John Sheridan on Monday, after a run of nine successive defeats left them one point above the League Two relegation zone.

The 36 year old has been a player-coach at Notts since joining in May 2014.

"The important thing is for everyone - players, staff and fans - to stick together," Smith told the club website.

"There's no getting away from it, it's been a very, very disappointing season so far. But there are lots of points still to play for and we are determined and confident of putting things right."

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