The world’s oldest professional league team and one of the Football League’s founder members, Notts County have dropped out of the English Football League for the first time in their history after their final-day loss at Swindon Town.
Notts are arguably the biggest club to have ever suffered relegation to non-league.
Last month, manager Ardley described Notts County’s 157-year history as an “extra burden” as they battled to stay up.
Under Nolan, Notts County reached the League Two play-offs last season and looked set for another promotion challenge – but they now find themselves preparing for life outside the EFL, having been one of 10 teams to have featured in every season since the formation of the League in 1888.
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