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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 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12