Blue Square Bet
Published 16th May 2012
The Magpies’ full-back, who made forty-two appearances last term, is already contracted for the 2012/13 season but will be heading for Bath University this September.
Critchell announced earlier this month that he remained hopeful of maintaining his commitment to the county town cause, and his manager is equally optimistic.
Simkin said: “We are trying to find a way that means he is able to stay. He will be on an intense course and it may be that we have to be a bit flexible with him, but that’s it. “He has to think about his career after football and we are looking to support him. We are working hard to find a solution.”
Asked if the club would have to consider selling the 25-year-old, Simkin replied: “That would be a last resort and not something that I want to see happen.”