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UP NEXT: NEWPORT (A)

5 December 2016

We preview Tuesday night's trip to South Wales...

Newport County
Sky Bet League 2
Tuesday 6th December 2016
Rodney Parade, Newport, South Wales, NP19 0UU

Kick-off: 7.45pm
Referee: Kevin Johnson

Ticket News
Tickets for Tuesday night's game can only be purchased on the night. No advance tickets have been sent to Stevenage for this rearranged fixture so fans can simply pay on the day from the mobile ticket unit adjacent to the away turnstiles (cash only).

Any tickets purchased for the postponed fixture will be valid for this new date. However if fans are unable to attend then they can contact the Stevenage FC club shop for a refund.

£20 - Adult
£16 - Senior (60+)
£16 - Young Adult (U21)
£6 - Under-16
Free - Under-6*
Free - Carer

* Under-6 fans must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior. These tickets are not available to buy online.

Ambulant disabled fans should pay the relevant band above and an assistant / carer ticket will be provided free of charge.

Disabled wheelchair users are required to purchase in advance directly from Newport County by calling 01633 674963.

Team news:

Newport will be without midfielder Sean Rigg through suspension after his red card at Plymouth on Saturday, but welcome back defenders Darren Jones and Paul Bignot who themselves have been missing because of bans.


Stevenage could welcome back Matt Godden and Kgosi Ntlhe after both missed Saturday's game through injury. Luke Wilkinson returns from suspension and there could also be a recall for Tom Pett and Michael Tonge after both impressed as subs at the weekend. Tom Conlon (ACL) is out for the season.


The last time we met:

Goals from Jake Mulraney and Aaron O'Connor helped Boro to a 2-1 home win back in April.


Newport's season so far:

Newport currently sit rock bottom of the division with 17 points from their 18 games so far. However since Graham Westley was appointed manager in October their form has been steadily improving and the Exiles were recently on a seven-match unbeaten run, during which they picked up three home wins in various competitions. Successive league defeats to Wycombe and Blackpool has dented that progress however they drew 0-0 at Plymouth at the weekend to secure an FA Cup replay and their name in tonight's third round draw.


Newport last five results:

Plymouth 0-0 Newport (FA Cup)

Blackpool 4-1 Newport

Newport 0-1 Wycombe

Notts County 0-3 Newport

Newport 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (Checkatrade Trophy)


Betting with Sky Bet:

Stevenage can be backed as the 2/1 favourites with Sky Bet to return with three points from the trip to South Wales.

 

Newport are 11/8, despite having home advantage, whilst a goalless draw is available at 17/2.

 

Sky Bet’s Correct Score Group Betting offers 3/1 for Stevenage to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.


Live commentary, social media & online coverage:

Can’t make it? Listen to the game live on the Boro Player HD service where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary as usual.

Our Twitter page is the place to be locked in on a matchday as we provide live minute-by-minute updates during the game as well as all of the up-to-date info and plenty of fun too.

All of our key content is linked from our Twitter account so if you are following us, you won’t miss a thing. 

Highlights of Tuesday's game will be available on our YouTube page from midday on Wednesday.


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