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Sky Bet League 2

Rodney Parade (ATT 3,165) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Newport Newport County AFC vs Morecambe Morecambe

Newport 2

B Jones (3)
R Willmott (24)

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Morecambe 3

T Naylor (og 12, og 57)
P Amond (pen 71)

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Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:10pm

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Billy Jones: In line to make debut

Billy Jones: In line to make debut

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

The Exiles are set to hand new signing Billy Jones a debut this weekend.

The 30-year-old former Exeter left-back penned a short-term deal on Thursday following his departure from Cheltenham and will fill the void left by Andy Sandell who is sidelined for three months with a foot injury.

Manager Justin Edinburgh will be forced into one change against the Shrimps after Lee Minshull was shown a straight red in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Mansfield for the use of an elbow.

Chris Zebroski is expected to continue upfront after netting his fourth goal of the season for the Exiles against the Stags last time out.

Defender Robbie Threlfall will start a three-match ban for Morecambe as they seek a fourth straight Sky Bet League Two win away at Newport.

Threlfall was given a straight red card just seven minutes after coming on in the Shrimps' third win in a row last weekend against Southend.

Given their current impressive form it is unlikely boss Jim Bentley will alter his first-choice XI in south Wales anyway.

Defender Chris McCready (broken collarbone) and striker Jack Redshaw (hip) are the only injury absentees for Morecambe with both some way off a return to first-team action.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39