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PREVIEW: Newport County vs Tranmere Rovers

25 February 2022

For the second weekend running, a promotion chaser visit Rodney Parade on Saturday as Newport's tough run of games continues.

Game three of Newport's run of five home games in a row happens tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) when third-placed Tranmere Rovers make the trip to Rodney Parade.

County are without a win in four after a difficult period that has seen them come up against high-flying Forest Green, Northampton and Mansfield as well as a resurgent Oldham Athletic.

Tranmere find themselves in a rough patch as well however, with the Prenton Park outfit winless in three after away defeats at Walsall and Hartlepool (both 1-0) coming before a 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale last weekend.

It is the away form which has been Rovers' Achilles Heel this season as they sit atop the League Two home table but 13th in the away table for the division, with County currently 8th in the home table. 

Tranmere have the best defence in League Two up to this point with just 23 goals conceded but they have only scored 34, 16 fewer than County with Rovers having a penchant for narrow wins this season.

County will be without both Courtney Baker-Richardson and Josh Pask who have both been ruled out for six weeks with hamstring injuries. Courtney Senior has been ruled "touch and go" to return before the end of the season while Priestley Farquharson will be out for the remainder of the campaign.

The reverse fixture between the two ended in a 1-0 Newport win with then-debutant Alex Fisher scoring on the hour mark to earn County an early season win over Rovers at Prenton Park.


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