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Rodney Parade (ATT 2,782) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Newport 2

L Minshull (25)
C Zebroski (90+1)

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Scunthrpe 2

P Madden (61)
D Syers (83)

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Last Updated: 28/02/14 5:19pm

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David Pipe: Expected to start

David Pipe: Expected to start

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Newport County and Scunthorpe United at Rodney Parade.

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh looks set to freshen up his side when they host high-flying Scunthorpe.

The Exiles were on their way to three valuable points on Tuesday night until two late goals from AFC Wimbledon saw them leave Rodney Parade with the points.

Captain David Pipe was an unused substitute against the Dons and he could start while Rene Howe will also hope to feature after playing a part in the Exiles' goal having stepped off the bench.

Other options for Edinburgh include striker Shaun Jeffers and midfielder Lee Minshull as they look to cut the seven-point gap between themselves and the play-off places.

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox is expected to name his side for the trip to Newport from an unchanged squad.

Wilcox made no changes for the midweek draw against Bristol Rovers and has no new injury or suspension worries as his side moved to within two games of equalling the club's unbeaten league record set in 2007.

Defender Andy Dawson was among the substitutes again on Tuesday night following a hip injury and is hoping to make his first appearance since November, but striker Deon Burton remains sidelined with a calf injury.

The Iron, unbeaten in 17 games since Wilcox took charge in November, could return to the top of the table with victory.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21