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PREVIEW: Newport County vs Barrow

28 January 2022

Newport County go into Saturday's hosting of Barrow on the back of three wins in a row.

We will be able to host fans again after COVID restrictions in Wales were recently lifted to end the two-game streak for County of having to play home matches behind closed doors.

County have won their last three games against Harrogate (4-0), Scunthorpe (1-0) and Leyton Orient (also 1-0) with the previous two coming away from home wihin the last week with the latest win lifting Newport up to 3rd.

Barrow however have lost back-to-back games, both at home, against Salford (2-0) and Mansfield (3-1) and are 21st but have a seven-point cushion to the bottom two.

Newport will be able to welcome back Finn Azaz after a knee knock kept him out of the Leyton Orient win while Dom Telford (calf) has been upgraded from definitely out of tomorrow to "touch and go" from manager Rowberry.

Rob Street will be in line for his debut after arriving on loan from Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Telford remains the top scorer in League Two with 18 goals while Oliver Banks leads Barrow's scoring charts with seven.

Newport are currently 9th in the League Two home table with six wins from 12 games while Barrow are 16th in the away table with three wins from 12.

Barrow won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in September but County were victorious the last time the two met at Rodney Parade, also via a 2-1 scoreline.

The two have rarely met in the past, but Barrow are without a win in South Wales since 1967, with County winning all three home games since then.


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