PREVIEW: Portsmouth F.C

Preview of Saturday's game against Portsmouth F.C...

Looking at the visitors

in Sky Bet League 2 having only lost once in the last ten games. Having scored 20 goals already this season in the league and having conceded half of the goals Newport have, they are going to provide very tough opposition this weekend. Gary Roberts and Matt Tubbs are their leading scorers in the league with four goals each, closely followed by Gareth Evans with three.ndPortsmouth currently sit 2

Form Guide

5 points    LDLWDL L L L LNewport County –

    17 pointsWDLWDWDWD DPortsmouth –

Upcoming milestones

Matt Taylor and Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Medy Elito – 3 appearances for 200 professional appearances

Yan Klukowski – 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 professional goals

Nathan Ralph - 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances

Andrew Hughes – 2 appearances for 125 professional appearances

Scott Boden - 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Matt Partridge – 3 appearances for 50 professional appearances

Mark Byrne – 2 appearances for 275 professional appearances

Portsmouth’s record against County

Played 4, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 3, Goals For 2, Goals Against 5

Last meeting

minute strike was enough to give Newport County a 1-0 win over the South coast side lifting them into the League 2 automatic promotion places last January. Despite a barrage against the Newport goal in the last few moments of the game they were able to hang on and send the crowd into hysterics.thMark Byrne’s 68

Last time out

Newport fell to Mansfield Town by three goals to nil at the One Call Stadium in John Sheridan’s first away game as manager. The loss keeps County at the bottom of league 2 and with some tough games coming up, the manager will be hoping his loan signings help the side to grab a few points over the next few weekends.

Around the League (all times 3pm unless stated)

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Barnet v York City

Cambridge United v Northampton Town

Carlisle United v Exeter City

Crawley Town v Luton Town

Dagenham and Redbridge v Hartlepool United

Leyton Orient v Oxford United

Mansfield Town v Bristol Rovers

Notts County v Yeovil Town

Plymouth Argyle v Accrington Stanley

Stevenage v Wycombe Wanderers

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