Chris Gadsby takes a closer look at Saturday's opposition
DATE: Saturday 8th August, 3pm
VENUE: Abbey Road Stadium, Newport
Focusing on Newport
Newport County begin their 2015/16 campaign with an away trip to Cambridge United, a ground which manager Terry Butcher has fond memories of from his time as a player. Mark Byrne will be relishing the opportunity to lead the side out in his role as captain.
Looking at the home side
After their FA Cup run against Manchester United last year, Cambridge have been able to strongly boost their squad over summer and will be feeling confident going into the campaign. They have had a good pre-season and will be hoping to hit the ground running and repeat the 4-0 victory they secured over County in January last season.
There are two routes to get to the Abbey Stadium, both roughly the same distance and both take around three and a half hours.
Route 1) M50, M5, M42, M6 and A14
Route 2) M4, M25, A1(M), A505
It is also possible to travel to the game via train by taking a service to London Paddington, the underground on either the Circle or Hammersmith and City line to Kings Cross St. Pancras and then a Great Northern service to Cambridge. This takes roughly four and a quarter hours.
Sky Bet Odds
Cambridge United 10/11 Draw 12/5 Newport County 16/5
Odds correct at time of writing 21:11 6th August 2015