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PREVIEW: Newport County vs Bristol Rovers

4 March 2022

Newport County will take on an in-form Bristol Rovers in Saturday's hotly-anticipated game at Rodney Parade.

Bristol Rovers have only lost one of their last 10 games in League Two, winning six and drawing three in that sequence.

County meanwhile are unbeaten in four with tomorrow's game due to be the last in the club's run of five games at home. Newport have drawn against Oldham, Mansfield and Forest Green and beaten Tranmere 4-2 in the four-straight games at Rodney Parade leading up to Saturday.

The weekend should be a closely-fought contest between 6th and 9th respectively in the league, with just two points seperating the two in the promotion picture.

Bristol Rovers are currently 10th in the League Two away table with County 8th in the division's home table. The Gas' last defeat came on the road though, losing 2-1 at Oldham back in early February. 

County will be without Josh Pask, Priestley Farquharson, Robbie Willmott and Courtney Baker-Richardson through injury while James Clarke will be serving a one-match suspension.

Bristol Rovers meanwhile will be missing Alfie Kilgour and Josh Grant.

County won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the Memorial Stadium in what was James Rowberry's first game in charge of the club, with Dom Telford scoring twice alongside Courtney Baker-Richardson to get the new era off to the perfect start.

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