Hughes close to Magpies deal

Striker set to sign one-year Magpies extension soon

Hughes: Contract extension

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Notts County hot-shot Lee Hughes has revealed he is very close to signing a one-year extension to prolong his stay at Meadow Lane.

The striker played a major part in helping the Magpies secure the League Two title this term, netting 30 goals in his first season with the club.

The 33-year-old is now set to be rewarded with a contract extension to keep him at Meadow Lane until 2012.

Hughes, who has been in talks with the club's owner Ray Trew and chief executive Jim Rodwell, told the Nottingham Evening Post: "We've been talking and it's virtually done now.

Sorted out

"I've spoken to Jim (Rodwell) and he's told me it will all be sorted out in the next few weeks.

"It will be great to stay here for longer because I love it here.

"I love the club and we have a good team and great fans."

While the Magpies have released eight players since winning promotion, Hughes believes the side can still be contenders in League One.

He added: "We have got a good chance of challenging with the players we have got.

"There's no reasons why we can't get into the play-offs."