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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,381) 8th April 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Newport Newport County AFC vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Newport 1

C Zebroski (27)

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Plymouth 2

T Harvey (21)
C Hourihane (30)

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Last Updated: 09/04/14 6:23pm

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Adam Chapman: Suspended for the clash

Adam Chapman: Suspended for the clash

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Newport County and Plymouth Argyle at Rodney Parade.

Newport will be boosted by the return of Darcy Blake when they host Plymouth.

The Wales international was outstanding during his first two appearances having signed for the Exiles in March but the defender saw red in the 2-1 home defeat to Portsmouth and served a one-match ban on Saturday.

But midfielder Adam Chapman, who was also sent off against Pompey, serves the second of his three-game ban for a straight red and misses out.

The Exiles could include Ryan Burge in their line-up after the playmaker returned to the squad for the 1-1 at Chesterfield on Saturday after missing two games with a calf strain. Lenny Pidgeley and Aaron O'Connor are edging closer to returning to action but this game looks to have come too soon for the pair.

Plymouth are sweating over the fitness of winger Jason Banton ahead of their trip to Newport.

The former Crystal Palace man missed Saturday's 1-0 loss at Burton with an ankle injury he picked up in training last week and manager John Sheridan admitted he is unsure whether Banton will be available.

And Sheridan, furious by his side's display at the weekend, replaced under-performing defender Neal Trotman with the experienced Paul Wotton at half-time and it remains to be seen whether the 36-year-old gets the nod from the start against the Exiles.

Argyle's failure to win four out of their last five games has left them five points adrift of the League Two play-offs.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 23 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 23 44
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 23 42
5 Newport County AFC 23 40
6 Southend United 23 39
7 Plymouth Argyle 23 37
8 Bury 23 37
9 Exeter City 24 37
10 Stevenage 23 34
11 AFC Wimbledon 23 33
12 Morecambe 23 33
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 23 29
15 Portsmouth 23 28
16 Oxford United 23 28
17 Mansfield Town 23 27
18 York City 23 26
19 Cheltenham Town 23 25
20 Northampton Town 23 24
21 Carlisle United 23 24
22 Tranmere Rovers 23 22
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 23 22
24 Hartlepool United 23 14