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Match Preview | Notts County (A)

24 October 2023

Club News

Match Preview | Notts County (A)

24 October 2023

Newport make the long journey to the Midlands this week to take on promotion-chasing Notts County. Following Friday’s dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Walsall, Newport will look to return to winning ways with a strong away performance.

Graham Coughlan has shown a willingness to mix things up in the last few games. Declan Drysdale will look to hold down his starting position after returning to the side last Friday, while Kiban Rai impressed off the bench and will be looking for some more game time in Nottinghamshire.

Opposition Form 

Notts County have been one of the early pace-setters in League Two, making a dominant return to the league after three years in the National League. 

They picked up an impressive 2-1 away at Gillingham over the weekend, with goals from Macauley Langstaff and Lewis Macari sealing the three points. The week before that, however, they were comfortably beaten 4-1 at Meadow Lane by local rivals Mansfield Town. 

Kyle Cameron and David McGoldrick both picked up their fifth yellow cards of the season at Gillingham, meaning they will not be able to play against us on Tuesday night. 

Ticket Info 

You can find ticket information for Tuesday’s encounter below: 

Adult - £22

Senior 65+ - £16

Young Adult 18-21 - £16

Under 18 - £8

Under 16 - £6

Under 12 - £1

Last Time Out 

Our last visit to Meadow Lane was in February 2019 in a game where we walked away 4-1 winners. A brace from Jamille Matt, combined with goals from Fraser Franks and Padraig Amond, sealed a comfortable victory that piled further misery on the hosts as they battled desperately against relegation.

Head to Head 

We have played Notts County 52 times over the years. We have picked up 16 wins in that time, while Notts have picked up 26. We have drawn ten times. Recent form against them has been impressive, with us registering four wins in our last six encounters. 

Played for Both 

One Newport player who will be lining up against his former side on Tuesday night is Scot Bennett. Bennett made six appearances for Notts County in the 2015/16 season before making his way to Newport after an initial loan spell. The rest, as they say, is history, with Scot having made over 250 appearances for us in the last eight seasons. 

One former Newport player who also spent some time at Notts County is Joss Labadie. Labadie spent two seasons at Notts between 2012 and 2014 before heading to Torquay. He would then spend a year at Dagenham and Redbridge before signing at Rodney Parade in 2016. Labadie would go on to make over 120 appearances in black and amber.

Man In The Middle

Charles Breakspear will be the man in the middle for tomorrow evenings clash, his team will consist of linesman, Alex Gray and Christopher Ward. The Fourth official this evening will be Greg Rollason. You can read more about the Referee here.

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