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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 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39