PREVIEW: Plymouth Argyle

Kick Off: 3pm

Venue: Home Park, Plymouth

Focusing on Newport

Newport come in to this game in relatively high spirits after a strong performance against league leaders Leyton Orient at Rodney Parade last weekend. Manager Terry Butcher will be hoping that inform striker Scott Boden, with his three goals from five appearances and 25% goal to shot conversion rate, will be able to find the net once again against strong opposition in the top three. A win for the Exiles this weekend would equal their points tally for August last season and after this weekend’s fixture, County have some time away from high table opposition.

Looking at the home side

.ndIn contrast to Newport, Plymouth Argyle find themselves in the top three automatic promotion places at this early point in the season. They have scored nine goals in their four games in the league and both Graham Carey and Jake Jervis have three goals so far. They have continued to strengthen their already strong squad as they loaned Bolton defender Oscar Threlkeld on Thursday until January 2

The Form Guide

LDL L     1 pointNewport County:

WLW W     9 pointsPlymouth Argyle:

Last Time Out

going into the game but when Dagenham and Redbridge beat Stevenage by a goal to nil, the point was enough to lift County into the final playoff and 9thIt was a 0-0 draw that was played out last time the two sides met at Home Park at the end of March. The sides were in 8

Getting there

To get to Home Park from Rodney Parade should take just over a couple of hours depending on the traffic levels. Take the M4 to the M49 before joining the M5 Southbound to its end where it becomes the A38 and takes you to Plymouth.

To travel by train it is necessary to change at Bristol Temple Meads in order to reach Plymouth. This will then leave you with around a half hour walk to the ground and the journey from Newport station to Plymouth station will be around three hours depending on the connection times.

Around the league (all times 3pm)

Accrington Stanley v Northampton Town

A.F.C Wimbledon v Exeter City

Barnet v Cambridge United

Crawley Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Dagenham and Redbridge v Stevenage

Hartlepool United v Carlisle United

Leyton Orient v Bristol Rovers

Luton Town v Portsmouth

Morecambe v Notts County

Oxford United v Yeovil Town

York City v Mansfield Town

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