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PREVIEW | Newport County AFC vs Northampton Town

13 September 2021

Match Previews

PREVIEW | Newport County AFC vs Northampton Town

13 September 2021

Newport County AFC return to Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening for their rearranged Sky Bet League Two clash against Northampton Town.

The Exiles are searching for their first home league win of the campaign, while Northampton will hope to continue their good start to the new campaign.


Northampton Town have begun the season with three wins, one draw and two losses as they look to bounce back from last season’s relegation.

The Cobblers’ victories this season have come at the expense of Port Vale, Colchester and Scunthorpe, while they shared the points in their encounter with Crawley.

But their last game ended in defeat against Forest Green Rovers, so Town will be hoping to bounce back at the first time of asking.


Manager Michael Flynn made one change for Friday night's 2-2 draw with Harrogate Town by bringing in Priestley Farquharson in place of Timmy Abraham. Aneurin Livermore missed the trip to North Yorkshire after an impressive display against Leyton Orient and could return for the visit of the Cobblers.

Northampton are currently dealing with the loss of club captain Joseph Mills and Sid Nelson, who both look to be ruled out for the foreseeable future.


Danny Rose joined Northampton in October 2020 from Mansfield Town. He has made six appearances so far this season, managing one goal against Scunthorpe.

During his time at Mansfield, the 27-year-old made 141 appearances and scored 38 goals. He also had spells at Bury and Barnsley.

Rose’s Mansfield debut came against the Exiles in 2016, with the striker marking his first match with a goal to help his new team to a 3-2 win.


Jon Brady was appointed as permanent manager at Sixfields in May after a spell in interim charge.

He joined the Cobblers as an under-16s coach in 2016 and was promoted to under-18s coach in 2017, before taking charge of the first team.

In his coaching career, Brady successfully managed Brackley Town between 2009 and 2015, winning seven trophies and breaking numerous records as manager of the club, becoming the longest-serving and most successful manager in their history.


The last time County faced Northampton was in September 2019 at Sixfields, when the Cobblers ended County’s 17-match unbeaten streak in the league.

Goals from Andy Williams and Sam Hoskins saw the hosts earn a 2-0 win.

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