Bristol Rovers v Newport preview
Last Updated: 24/01/14 12:25pm
Kaid Mohamed: In line for Pirates debut
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bristol Rovers and Newport County at the Memorial Stadium.
Bristol Rovers' new signing Kaid Mohamed is set to make his Pirates bow when they welcome Newport.
The 29-year-old signed a loan deal until the end of the season on Thursday and the Port Vale forward is available for a Rovers debut against the Exiles.
Mohamed's arrival means Mitch Harding faces a battle to retain his place having been handed a rare start against York last weekend.
Rovers have an opportunity to lift themselves away from the League Two relegation zone with four of their next five games at the Memorial Stadium, starting with the visit of Justin Edinburgh's men.
Lenny Pidgeley looks set to start for Newport when they make the short trip to Bristol Rovers.
The postponement of County's clash with Dagenham last Saturday has given the former Exeter shot-stopper two weeks to fully heal his broken thumb and he looks likely to be passed fully fit for the clash with John Ward's men.
Manager Justin Edinburgh, whose injury-hit squad has been stretched on a number of occasions this season, has been boosted by the return to full training of Max Porter, (groin) Andrew Hughes and back-up goalkeeper Jamie Stephens (both hamstring).
Byron Anthony has also stepped up his recovery from a broken leg he suffered in August, a recovery described by his manager as 'incredible' but this match comes too soon for the former Pirate.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 25th Jan
Northamptn1 - 3Chesterfld
AFC W'don2 - 1Exeter
Bristol R3 - 1Newport
Burton Alb2 - 4Fleetwood
Dag + Red3 - 3Scunthorpe
Hartlepool2 - 0York City
Mansfield2 - 2Wycombe
Morecambe2 - 2Portsmouth
Oxford Utd1 - 0Torquay
Plymouth1 - 1Cheltenham
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