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MATCH PREVIEW: NEWPORT COUNTY

19 March 2016

We take a quick look at today's opponents!

Bristol Rovers go into today's game looking to win their fifth game in a row.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to secure a valuable three points against Newport County to make up for the heavy defeat at the Mem earlier this season.

Team News: Stuart Sinclair, Liam Lawrence and Rory Gaffney all look likely to miss out with injury.

Darrell's View:”It's going to be a difficult one today because the pitch could be a real leveller.

"We won't be using it [the pitch] as an excuse though, we will have great support at Rodney Parade and back at the Mem, we need to get a result for the fans."   

Opposition: Today's opponents Newport County currently sit in 17th position in the SkyBet League Two table with 41 points from their 36 games this season. County have been hit and miss in their last few outings, losing 3-0 to Barnet before beating Portsmouth 3-0 at Fratton Park, however last time out they shared a 0-0 draw with Hartlepool United.  
                  
Dangerman - Scott Boden: Boden has been in good form for a stuttering team hitting the back of the net 15 times in all competitions. The County frontman last scored in the clubs impressive 0-3 win at Fratton Park against Portsmouth. 
 
Last Time Out: A Tom Parkes own goal started the game on a bad foot for Rovers before Billy Bodin pulled the home side level before half time. Zak Ansah struck twice in the second half before Tommy O'Sullivan rounded off the win for the Welsh side.       

Tickets: Today's game is ALL TICKET for away supporters with the complete allocation sold out. However, you can watch the game live at the Mem with our beam back.    

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Newport County can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.

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Betting: The Football League’s primary sponsors have priced the game up with Rovers available at 5/4, Newport at 11/5 with the draw available at 23/10.

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