Match Preview | Notts County (H)

Newport hope to make it five wins on the bounce and eight unbeaten in the league when they welcome Notts County to Rodney Parade on Tuesday night.

The Exiles will look to capitalise on the momentum built from Saturday’s confident 3-0 away at Walsall while also exploiting a poor run of form for the visitors. 

Graham Coughlan named an unchanged side for our trip to the West Midlands, but he may look to make a few changes on Tuesday to rest legs in what is a quick turnaround.

Luke Jephcott and Offrande Zanzala were both given some important game time from the bench and will be looking to make their presence felt on home soil if given the opportunity. 

Opposition Form

After being early pace-setters in the division, Notts County arrive in South Wales outside of the top seven for the first time since August 26th. 

The departure of manager Luke Williams for Swansea has left the Magpies struggling to find consistency. They have failed to win in any of their last five league games, registering three defeats and two draws. Saturday’s match with Gillingham ended in a 3-1 defeat, with Dan Crowley’s early goal being cancelled out by goals from Oliver Hawkins, Max Clark, and Conor Masterson.

Manager Luke Maynard took over towards the end of January and is yet to register three points. The former Wealdstone boss has struggled to implant his style on the team so far. Jodi Jones has remained a bright light for the team during this turbulent run, with the midfielder recently smashing the League Two all-time assist record with over a third of the season still to go. 

Last Time Out 

We travelled to Nottingham in October when things looked very different for both teams. After 15 games, we were sitting in 19th position in the league, with Notts sitting in second. We were in the midst of an injury crisis, while Notts could not stop scoring. 

This was ultimately reflected in the scoreline. First-half goals from Danny Crowley and Macaulay Langstaff put the game to bed before Langstaff completed his brace in the second half, condemning us to a 3-0 defeat.

Ticket Info 

You can find out more about Tuesday’s game with Notts County below.

Age Category  Price
Adult seated £26
Adult standing  £23
Senior 60+ seated £22
Senior 60+ standing £21
Young Adult 16-21 seated £20
Young Adult 16-21 standing £17
Under 16 seated £14
Under 16 standing £14
Under 12 seated £12
Under 12 standing £12

You can secure tickets for tonight's clash HERE.

Head to Head 

Newport have faced Notts County 53 times, picking up 16 wins to Notts County’s 27, with ten games ending in a draw. 

Played for Both 

There are a limited number of players that have lined up for Notts County and Newport County over the years. One man in our current squad who spent a brief period of time in the East Midlands is Scot Bennett. The industrious midfielder played for Notts County in the 2015/16 season, but he would end up signing for us on loan after only making six appearances in his time at Meadow Lane.

Needless to say, he impressed at Rodney Parade and would sign for us full-time the following season. The rest is history, with Bennett having now made nearly 300 appearances for us and still going strong.