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SEASON PREVIEW: NEWPORT COUNTY

4 August 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Here's Newport County...

Newport County

Address: Rodney Parade, Rodney Road, Newport, South Wales, NP19 0UU

Stadium capacity: 7,850

Manager: Warren Feeney


Transfers
In

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).


Out

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).


Last Season

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.


Key Players

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.


SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 100/1
Promotion- 16/1
Relegation- 100/30
Top 7- 8/1

Fixtures

Newport County v Stevenage, Saturday 1st October 2016

Stevenage v Newport County, Saturday 7th January 2017


Video
Goals from Jake Mulraney and Aaron O'Connor secured a 2-1 win over Newport back in April.



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