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

Newport Newport County AFC vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

Newport 2

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

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Scunthorpe 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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39