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MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town vs Newport County

4 October 2022

Club News

MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town vs Newport County

4 October 2022

Newport County will be looking to make it two big away wins on the trot when we make our shortest trip of the season to Swindon tonight.

County earned a brilliant 2-1 win at top-of-the-table and previously unbeaten Leyton Orient on Saturday thanks to goals from Will Evans and Omar Bogle, as well as an incredibly resolute defensive display to keep Orient at bay.

It got the Exiles back to winning ways and means County have now earned four points from our last two games as our form picks up.

Swindon lost for the first time since the opening weekend of the season on Saturday, with a 2-1 home defeat against Northampton Town despite going 1-0 up. The Robins find themselves in 10th though with five of their 11 games this season being draws.

Liverpool loanee centre back Tom Clayton was brought off at the weekend with injury, but he is expected to be fine for tonight. The same applies to Luke Jephcott, on loan from Plymouth who like Clayton was subbed but only as precaution and should be available. 

Angus MacDonald has discloated his collarbone however and will definitely miss tonight's match but fellow centre back Mathieu Baudry should be back in contention after missing the weekend's match through illness. 

Swindon will be without long-term injury absentees Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Reece Devine, and Tomi Adeloye. 

County will be able to welcome back Scot Bennett following his one-game suspension while Thierry Nevers could be in contention after his back spasms that kept him out of the trip to Leyton Orient.

Hayden Lindley and Evans were both subbed on Saturday as precautions and they will both be monitored ahead of potential selection. Offrande Zanzala remains out until later this month. 

Swindon's danger man is likely to be forward Jacob Wakeling who has four goals and three assists to his name in League Two this season but he is two strikes short of County's leading marksman Omar Bogle on six.

Newport won this fixture 1-0 last season, courtesy of a late own goal from Dion Conroy that Finn Azaz was unlucky not to be credited with.


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