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Rodney Parade (ATT 5,387) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

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Tom Naylor: Straight into the line-up

Tom Naylor: Straight into the line-up

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Newport County and Bristol Rovers at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles look set to plunge new signing Tom Naylor straight into their starting line-up this weekend.

The defender, who can also play in midfield, joined on loan from Derby earlier this week for six months after Byron Anthony suffered a broken leg in their 3-1 Capital One Cup win at Brighton and with fellow defender Tony James also out.

And having come through 90 minutes in a friendly against Cardiff on Tuesday Naylor looks set to be involved along with goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley who also started that match.

Fellow defender Ismail Yakubu is a doubt with a calf strain picked up in last weekend's defeat at Northampton.

Rovers boss John Ward looks set to name defender Garry Kenneth in his matchday squad.

The 25-year-old has been sidelined since January after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee but he played for an hour in a reserve game in midweek and is likely to be on the bench against Justin Edinburgh's newly-promoted side

Striker Ryan Brunt and playmaker Matt Gill are both back in training but the clash looks to have come too soon for them.

John Ward is still without Fabian Broghammer, Seanan Clucas, Jim Paterson, Danny Woodards, Matt Harrold and Jordan Goddard despite their injury crisis beginning to ease.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39