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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 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13