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St James Park (ATT 4,614) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

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Paul Tisdale: Has a lot to ponder

Paul Tisdale: Has a lot to ponder

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Exeter City and Newport County at St James' Park.

Exeter have no fresh injury worries as they prepare for their first competitive clash with Newport since 1988.

Manager Paul Tisdale welcomed back Scot Bennett and John O'Flynn from injuries against Northampton and the pair both got on the scoresheet in a victory which lifted the Grecians to fourth.

That victory was City's fourth win from seven in the league this season and O'Flynn is now pushing for a start after his last-minute winner.

David Wheeler created that dramatic late goal and the former Staines winger could also come into the reckoning as Tisdale ponders what to do with a fully-fit squad.

Newport will be without Christian Jolley for the trip to Exeter.

The 25-year-old striker will undergo an operation on his groin injury on Saturday morning and the club expect him to be sidelined for between two to three weeks. Lee Minshull also misses out on the first competitive meeting between the sides since 1988 as he serves the second match of his three-game ban.

The Exiles are still without a number of players with Andy Sandell (foot) ruled out until Christmas. Bryan Anthony will not return until 2014 but last season's top scorer Aaron O'Connor is nearing a return.

Meanwhile Billy Jones is set to starts against a club where he spent two spells. Jones arrived on a free transfer last week having left Cheltenham and marked his debut for the club with the opening goal.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24