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Match Preview: Newport County vs Exeter City

1 October 2015

A look ahead to the trip to Rodney Parade

NEWPORT COUNTY VS EXETER CITY
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
RODNEY PARADE
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2015
KICK-OFF: 3:00PM


EXETER CITY make the trip to Wales for their first Sky Bet League 2 action of October.

After seeing off the then-league leaders Portsmouth at Fratton Park in midweek, it's a visit to the division's bottom side this weekend, but manager Paul Tisdale has insisted there will be no complacency coming from his players.

Ryan Harley and Jamie McAllister are in contention for a return to first-team action, but Arron Davies is looking to continue in the middle after a match-winning return to the side on Tuesday.

Newport parted company with manager Terry Butcher on Thursday, with assistant manager Russell Osman and chief scout Steve Marsella also departing Rodney Parade. In better news, this week the club's supporters' trust reached the target needed to complete a takeover after the departure of previous chairman Les Scadding.




City fans can pay on the day at Rodney Parade.

Full details can be found here.



EXETER CITY 2-0 NEWPORT COUNTY - ST JAMES PARK - APR 6 2015
 
David Wheeler opened the scoring before Ryan Harley got a last-minute penalty to keep the Grecians' play-off hopes alive.

The full match report can be found here.

Head-to-head:

Exeter City wins: 40
Newport County wins: 42
Draws: 32



Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistants: Michael D'Aguilar, John Law
Fourth: Timothy Wood



"It would be foolish to go into this game and come unstuck because you've approached it with a complacency. We won't approach it in any other way than with a real focus, but it's not always about that, it's sometimes what the opposition does. We went to Accrington a few weeks ago and lost 4-2, but we played a lot of good football, and it was us that were taking the initiative in the game. It's about having the ability to focus when you have to defend." - Paul Tisdale

Read Paul's pre-match thoughts here.




SATURDAY - MATCHDAY 11

Accrington Stanley vs Oxford United
AFC Wimbledon vs Barnet
Dagenham & Redbridge vs Mansfield Town
Hartlepool United vs Luton Town
Leyton Orient vs Notts County
Morecambe vs Bristol Rovers
Plymouth Argyle vs Crawley Town
Portsmouth vs Yeovil Town
Stevenage vs Carlisle United
Wycombe Wanderers vs Northampton Town
York City vs Cambridge United 



Exeter City 13/8
Newport County 13/8
Draw 23/10

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