Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

Preview: Newport County (A)

27 April 2021

The Iron play their penultimate away game of the season on Tuesday night, when they make the trip to take on Newport County (6.30pm kick-off).

Club News

iFollow passes on sale now for Newport v the Iron

27 April 2021

SCENE-SETTER...

United enter the match at Rodney Parade looking to arrest a run of four straight defeats and to get a victory which would mathematically clinch League Two survival with two games still to go.

A win would also see the Iron climb above 21st-placed Colchester and into 20th position.

TEAM NEWS...

Jordan Clarke looks set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury picked up at Forest Green last weekend, which forced him to withdraw after 20 minutes.

Harrison McGahey returned to the starting XI at Forest Green and missed out at Mansfield and against Walsall through a quad issue, which will continue to be assessed.

Jai Rowe picked up an eye injury at the weekend, which will be assessed again on Tuesday morning.

Left-back Junior Brown is out with a hamstring injury that forced him off against Bradford City and attacker Jordan Hallam is out with the hamstring problem which he suffered against Oldham Athletic in March. Elsewhere, Olufela Olomola's season looks to be over after he suffered a medial ligament injury.

Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) is set to miss the rest of the season, while midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for the remainder of the campaign too following ankle surgery.

THE OPPOSITION...

Newport County sit seventh in the table and, with teams breathing down their necks, need a victory in their game in hand to bolster their League Two play-off hopes. They could climb a place with victory.

Michael Flynn's side drew 0-0 at fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City on Saturday and were 2-0 victors over Crawley Town at home last weekend.

Tristan Abrahams and Padraig Amond are joint top scorers with eight goals apiece, while Scott Twine has scored seven goals and set up a further seven.

Defender Mickey Demetriou tops the appearance tables with 42 to his name, while Josh Sheehan follows on 40.

PAST MEETINGS...

The two sides drew 1-1 at the Sands Venue Stadium on the opening day of the League Two season, with Ryan Loft scoring a spectacular second-half goal.

The Iron were defeated 2-1 in both games last season.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2020-21 - Sat Sep 12 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Newport Loft
2019-20 - Sat Jan 11 LG 2 Iron 1-2 Newport Eisa
2019-20 - Sat Oct 19 LG 2 Newport 2-1 Iron O'Brien (og)
2013-14 - Sat Mar 1 LG 2 Newport 2-2 Iron Madden, Syers
2013-14 - Sat Aug 31 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Newport Winnall
1987-88 - Sat Jan 16 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Sep 19 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Newport Flounders 2, Atkins
1983-84 - Fri Feb 10 DIV 3 Iron 3-3 Newport Brolly 2, Cammack
1983-84 - Sat Sep 24 DIV 3 Newport 1-1 Iron Green
1979-80 - Sat Dec 15 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Stewart
1979-80 - Sat Oct 20 DIV 4 Iron 1-3 Newport Keeley
1978-79 - Wed Apr 18 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Oct 7 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Newport Deere, Oates
1977-78 - Tue Apr 4 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Newport Kilmore 2
1977-78 - Tue Oct 4 DIV 4 Newport 3-1 Iron Farrell
1976-77 - Tue Apr 19 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Keeley
1976-77 - Fri Jan 28 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Sat Jan 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Newport Money
1975-76 - Sat Aug 30 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Jan 11 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Newport Roberts 3, Collier
1974-75 - Sat Dec 7 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1973-74 - Sun Feb 17 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Warnock
1973-74 - Sat Oct 13 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Newport  
1971-72 - Mon May 1 DIV 4 Newport 1-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Sat Jan 29 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Davidson
1970-71 - Sat Apr 17 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Newport  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 10 DIV 4 Newport 2-3 Iron Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Sat Mar 28 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Newport Kerr, Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Mon Mar 9 DIV 4 Newport 3-0 Iron  
1968-69 - Mon Feb 24 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Lindsey
1968-69 - Fri Oct 18 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Heath
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS NEWPORT WINS
LEAGUE 8 10 13
TOTAL 8 10 13

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO...

Bradford City v Salford City (7pm)
Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United (7pm)
Exeter City v Grimsby Town (7pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Barrow (7pm)


Advertisement block