Address: Rodney Parade, Rodney Road, Newport, South Wales, NP19 0UU
Stadium capacity: 7,850
Manager: Warren Feeney
Dan Butler (Torquay United), Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Cardiff City), Scott Bennett (Notts County), James Bittner (Plymouth Argyle), Jack Compton (Yeovil Town), Joss Labadie (Dagenham & Redbridge), Jenison Myrie-Williams (Sligo Rovers), Mark Randall (Barnet), Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon), Jamie Turley (Eastleigh), Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town) and Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).
Yan Klukowski (released), Matt Partridge (released), Seth Nana-Twumasi (released), Rhys Taylor (released), Joe Green (released), Nathan Ralph (released), Scott Barrow (released), Dean Morgan (released), Medy Elito (Cambridge United), Mark Byrne (Gillingham), Scott Boden (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) and Alex Rodman (Notts County).
A poor start and end to the season meant that the Exiles stayed in the Football League by just nine points. However, finishing on 43 points meant that any other season would have probably seen County relegated. The season began with an eight game winless run, and ended with an even worse eleven game winless run. Some crumbs of comfort included big wins away to Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth, but overall things must improve next season.
Newport County had the 2nd worst attack in League Two last season, only scoring 43 goals. With that in mind, County could certainly have done a lot worse than the signings of Jon Parkin from Forest Green and Sean Rigg from promoted Wimbledon. Jenison Myrie-Williams and Joss Labadie will be very familiar with Stevenage fans, and will hope to provide Newport with width and creativity. Defensively, Jamie Turley’s arrival from Eastleigh should provide some much-needed steel.
Newport County v Stevenage, Saturday 1st October 2016
Stevenage v Newport County, Saturday 7th January 2017