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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 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37