Newport look to return to winning ways when they visit Salford City and the Peninsula Stadium this Saturday.
Graham Coughlan will look for an immediate response from the team following the 4-1 home defeat to Bradford City.
Skipper Ryan Delaney will be eligible for selection again after serving his one week suspension following his two yellow cards against Barrow.
Graham Coughlan spoke to the local press ahead of Saturday's clash with Salford City: "I think they're one of the top sides in this division." Coughlan stated.
"They've had a bad month, they've picked up some injuries a lot like us, but Neil Wood is a good manager and doesn't become a bad manager overnight. You don't take a team like Salford and build what he's built, take them to play-offs being a 'bad' manager."
"We as a club know we are going to be up against it tomorrow, against a top team, irrespective of their form over the last few weeks, because form is only temporary." Declared Coughlan
Salford City come into the game one spot off the bottom of the form table in the last six games, with only Sutton United getting fewer points. The Ammies were on the end of a 3-2 loss against Harrogate last weekend, with an 80th-minute goal from Abraham Odoh condemning them to a fifth consecutive defeat.
The team have found goals difficult to come by in recent games, hitting the net three times in their last five games, with two of those coming in one game. They also suffered a 4-0 defeat to Premier League Burnley on Tuesday night.
Neil Wood’s side should not be easily written off, though, with the team packed with quality. The likes of Matt Smith and Conor McAleny offer firepower in front of goal, with both of these on the score-sheet against us last time out.
Ticket prices for Newport County vs Salford City are as follows:
*Adult (Aged 22 to 59): £15
*Senior (aged 60+): £10
*Young Adult (aged 18 to 21): £10
*Junior (aged 14 to 17): £5
*Kids (aged under 13): £1
*Under 5s: £0 (with a paying adult (18+))
*(Applies to both standing and seated areas.)
Exiles will also be able to be purchased on the day.
Last Time Out
The Peninsula has not been the happiest of hunting grounds for us in recent years, with our last trip there ending in a 3-1 defeat. We last travelled to Salford in March this year and things got off to a positive start.
Harry Charsley grabbed his first Exiles goal just before the half-hour mark, but we were robbed of a half-time lead by a goal from Callum Hendry just before the whistle. Things got worse straight after kick-off when Conor McAleny slotted past Joe Day to give the visitors the lead in the 46th minute.
The Ammies sealed their victory with a 95th-minute winner from Matt Smith.
Head to Head
Our record against Salford City does not make the best of reading. Since they arrived in the Football League, we have played the club on nine occasions, with our solitary victory coming in the FA Cup in 2020, when we cruised to a 3-0 win. Salford have registered six wins, and two of the games have ended in a draw.
Played for Both
Several noteworthy players have traded Greater Manchester for South Wales, and vice versa, over the years. Check out this week’s Trading Places feature for a little trip down memory lane, including a look at a world-record-breaking goalscorer.