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PREVIEW | Newport County v Yeovil Town

Town return to action with a trip to South Wales

14 September 2018

Omari Patrick is swamped after scoring PPAUK

After 10 days out of action, the Glovers make the trip to high-flying Newport County on Saturday (3pm) in Sky Bet League Two.

Enjoying the international break last weekend due to three of Darren Way's squad being absent representing their respective countries, Town make the short trip to South Wales looking to extend their five-match unbeaten run. 

Undefeated since the opening day of the season, the Glovers will be boosted by the return of Shaun Donnellan (Republic of Ireland U21s), Sessi D'Almeida (Benin) and Enes Mahmutovic (Luxembourg) whilst Rhys Browne and Wes McDonald could both return from injuries.

Although the above could cause a selection headache for Town's boss should they be classed fit, the injury list still includes Stuart Nelson (calf), James Bailey (knee) and Francois Zoko (knee).

Claiming a 1-0 win at Grimsby Town last time out the green and whites will be looking for another impressive away performance, this time against a side joint-top of the table. 

Michael Flynn's side have won their last four league matches and have suffered defeat just once so far in 2018/19. 

Former Glover Matty Dolan scored the winner for the Exiles in their last home outing, whilst striker Padraig Amond sits top of their scoring charts with three goals to his name.

Head-to-head
In the seventh encounter between the two sides in League Two, Town will be looking to even up the number of victories to three. 

The Glovers lost home and away to Newport last season but will hope for a repeat of their last win in October 2016, when a Dan Butler own goal proved to be the difference.

A point or more from the trip to Rodney Parade would be the first time Yeovil have come away from South Wales with something to show for it. 

Officials
Peter Wright will take charge of proceedings in South Wales.

In his first season as an EFL official, Mr Wright has so far officiated five games this season, awarded 16 yellow and three red cards.

He'll be assisted by Joe Clarke and Daniel Leach with Daniel Lamport acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Gary Warren and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, domestic supporters can listen to the game live via the iFollow Glovers service with overseas fans able to watch the game live with subscription available here.

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.


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