Gedling resident Paul Mace produces a weekly Notts County podcast featuring former club players and managers. This week it’s the turn of Belgium midfielder Stanley Aborah to step into the hot-seat. Each week at Gedling Eye we’ll be sharing the podcasts with our readers.
Stanley Aborah has revealed for the first time exactly what happened behind the scenes during his infamous fall-out with manager Jamie Fullarton and Notts County.
The Belgium midfielder was a popular figure with fans during his two year stint at Meadow Lane from 2015-17.
But controversy was never far away during his time in Nottingham and the highest profile episode came when he was accused of refusing to play for the club after Ricardo Moniz was sacked.
But, in an exclusive interview with the Magpie Circle podcast, Aborah insists he was always ready, willing and able to play for the club.
Aborah explained: “I knew when Ricardo was sacked that it was likely I would be out of the team.
“The manager called me in to see him and said that I was not part of his plans and he did not feel I was good enough to play for him.
“I asked if I could look for another club and he said yes.
“Shortly afterwards, I received a call from Aileen Trew (Notts County director) to say the club wanted to keep me and I should wait to get my place back.
“At no point did I say that I wanted to play only for Ricardo Moniz. Why would I say that. I had no idea when he would get another job.
“The club said that I was injured when they did not play me but that was not true. I was always available but was told to train with the kids away from the first team.”
Aborah reveals he had his ups and downs with Moniz but was a fan of the Dutchman’s football philosophy.
And he singled out fellow midfielder Curtis Thompson – who has gone on to enjoy a successful move to Championship club Wycombe Wanderers – as a special talent.
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