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🔎 Ones to Watch: Newport County AFC

Three Exiles hoping to break City's unbeaten run.

12 October 2021

Newport County will be the latest side to come to SJP looking to end City’s unbeaten run this weekend.

For City to continue the streak, they need to be on top of their game to halt these three Exiles- in this week’s Ones to Watch.

Alex Fisher

Striker

City’s ex-striker is finding his feet in South Wales after leaving SJP in the summer, already hitting the net for Newport.

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Fish played 38 times here at Exeter with three notched, including last year’s goal of the season, with a 95th minute pearl of an equaliser against Southend United.

The journeyman began his career at Oxford and has travelled Europe throughout his time. He’s played in Spain, Italy, Scotland and now Wales. The 31-year-old opened his account for the Exiles with a strike against Tranmere in August.

Matt Dolan

Centre-back

Dolan put pen-to-paper on a deal with Newport County AFC in June 2017. Having began his youth career at Middlesbrough, he signed his first professional contract with the Boro at the start of the 2010-11 campaign.

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Before his move to south Wales, Dolan enjoyed time on loan to Yeovil Town, playing in the team that earned promotion to the Championship in 2013. Following his release from Bradford, Dolan made a return to Yeovil where he scored seven league goals in 77 appearances.

Now though Matty wears the Exiles armband and despite a minor injury laden start to his season has been leading by example, with a left-footed strike against Leyton Orient. Now setlling into his new role on the left of a back three, its his work at the defensive end that City will have to break through to earn all three points.

Dom Telford

Striker

A man becoming familiar to Exeter fans, Dom Telford leads the line for Newport with three goals to his name this term. At Blackpool as a first-year scholar with the youth team in 2013, Telford made his first-team debut in August 2014. A permanent move to Stoke City was next, from which the striker was sent on loan to Bristol Rovers for the 2017/18 season, scoring five goals for the Gas.

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Telford joined Bury in July 2018, where he topped the goalscoring chart in the EFL Trophy before signing for Plymouth Argyle under his former manager at Bury, Ryan Lowe.

Telford wasn’t in the squad as Exeter City ran out rampant winners in the Devon derby in 2019 and in January 2021 switched allegiances to South Wales, where he netted the late equaliser against nine-man City last season.


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