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PREVIEW: Newport County vs Oldham Athletic

11 February 2022

Newport will welcome a resurgent Oldham to Rodney Parade tomorrow in the first of five home games in a row for County.

Oldham are 23rd in League Two but have picked up seven points from a possible nine since the re-appointment of John Sheridan as boss, with the two wins being back-to-back victories in the Latics' last two games.

County meanwhile need to get themselves back into form after two defeats at high-flying Forest Green and Northampton in two tough away games within the last seven days.

Newport boss James Rowberry is hoping for a "clean bill of health" after describing the health of his squad as just "bumps and bruises" to a few of the playing staff.

The Exiles are currently 7th in League Two and could be back up to 4th with a win over the in-form relegation battlers.

County won the reverse fixture 1-0 on the opening day of the 2021-22 season courtesy of Kevin Ellison's 88th-minute header at Boundary Park which was Newport's first win in five against Oldham with our last win over the Latics coming in April 2019.

Oldham's top scorer is Davis Keillor-Dunn with four strikes in the league, although half of those goals came in Tuesday's 2-1 home win over Bristol Rovers.

Dom Telford, County's leading marksman is level with Forest Green's Mat Stevens with 20 league goals so far this season.


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