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Rodney Parade (ATT 4,261) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Newport 1

A Chapman (S/O 27)
I Yakubu (74)
D Blake (S/O 83)

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Portsmth 2

R Taylor (pen 22)
J Wallace (40)

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Last Updated: 28/03/14 1:43pm

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David Pipe: In contention after suspension

David Pipe: In contention after suspension

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

Newport have captain David Pipe available for the home clash with Portsmouth.

Pipe completed his two-match ban on Tuesday night as they drew 0-0 with Bury and he is likely to return to the squad but the match may come too soon for fellow defender Ismail Yakubu.

The 28-year-old has missed their last three games with a thigh injury and while he has an outside chance of facing Pompey he seems more likely to target next week's trip to Chesterfield for a return.

New signing Darcy Blake and Kevin Feely are set to keep their places having impressed since arriving in south Wales last week but Byron Anthony, Jamie Stephens and Lenny Pidgeley miss out once more.

Andy Awford could hand Danny Hollands a debut when Portsmouth head to Newport.

Awford, back in caretaker charge of Pompey following Richie Barker's sacking on Thursday, has drafted in Hollands on loan from Charlton after fellow midfielder Toumani Diagouraga was recalled by Brentford.

Awford has also brought back striker Ryan Bird from his loan spell with Conference side Cambridge.

Skipper Ben Chorley is still suspended while Simon Ferry (back), Andy Barcham (thigh) and Romain Padovani (calf) are set to miss out again through injury.

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Table

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