Take a detailed look at both sides heading into Monday's game...

Looking at the visitors

Plymouth Argyle remain top of the league after their victory over Yeovil Town on Boxing Day. A Ryan Brunt strike proved to be the difference and they remain two points clear of Oxford United in second and a further point ahead of Northampton Town in third. Graham Carey and Jake Jervis are their top scorers with seven each in the league, followed closely by Reuben Reid with six. They are going to provide a stern test for Newport, no one in the league has conceded fewer goals so far than they have this season. 

Form Guide (League only)

Newport County – W WD D D DWLDL    14 points 

Plymouth Argyle – LW W WLD DLW W     17 points

Plymouth’s record against County

Played 5 Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 1 Goals For 3 Goals Against 3

Last meeting

A goal from Graham Carey two minutes before half time proved to be the only goal of the game in August when these two sides last met at the start of this season. Newport remained bottom of the football league after this result with just a single point from their first five matches.

Last Time Out

A second trip to the Hive Stadium in three weeks was not as sweet second time round as it was the first, County being beaten by two goals to nil thanks to a brace from John Akinde. The first came from the penalty spot after Medy Elito was dismissed for a foul and the second, a tap in into an empty net, followed a defensive mistake. 

The man in charge

Frederick Graham from Essex is the man in charge in what will be his 18th game of the season after he took control of Swindon Town against Gillingham on Boxing Day. So far he has handed out 72 yellows and 1 red card this season. He has been the man in the middle for Newport before this season when they won away at Wycombe by two goals to nil and he also took charge of their 2-1 defeat to Northampton in January of last year. His assistants for Monday’s game are Marvyn Amphlett and Joe Clark, the fourth official is Ravel Cheosiaua.

Around the League (all times 3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Leyton Orient

Cambridge United v Barnet

Exeter City v AFC Wimbledon

Mansfield Town v York City

Northampton Town v Accrington Stanley

Notts County v Morecambe 

Portsmouth v Luton Town 

Stevenage v Dagenham and Redbridge

Wycombe Wanderers v Crawley Town

Yeovil Town v Oxford United

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