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Preview: Newport vs Stags

6 September 2013

Can we make it five unbeaten at Rodney Parade?

Our side travel to South Wales to face Newport County tomorrow, in a battle between the two teams that won promotion from the Conference Premier last term.

In what promises to be an intriguing clash, a victory for either team would almost certainly result in them jumping into the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off zone.

Kick-Off is at 3.00pm at Rodney Parade.


Ollie Palmer (pictured) and James Jennings are both rated ’50-50’ for tomorrow’s match, following injuries that they sustained in last Saturday’s 3-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Newport, meanwhile, will be without injured duo Aaron O’Connor (groin) and Andy Sandell (foot).


Both teams have made a bright start to the new campaign, and are separated by just one place in the Sky Bet League Two table.

Our side are unbeaten in four matches, whilst The Exiles’ only league defeat so far this season, was at Northampton Town on 10 August.

Justin Edinburgh’s team also boast a 100% record at Rodney Parade this term, having already beaten Accrington Stanley (4-1) and Bristol Rovers (1-0) on home soil.

However, we collected maximum points in our last away match, which was a 1-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers on 17 August.


Justin Edinburgh’s team have emerged victorious in their last three meeting with us.

The Exiles did the ‘double’ over us last term, which included a 2-0 victory on our only previous visit to Rodney Parade.

Nevertheless, we cruised to a 5-0 victory over The Exiles at One Call Stadium in September 2011. Ross Dyer and Louis Briscoe were amongst the scorers.


Stags’ supporters who haven’t pre-purchased tickets directly from Newport County, can still ‘pay on the day’ at Rodney Parade.

Prices are as follows:

Bisley Away Section (Covered)

£20 Adults
£16 Senior Citizens/Students*
£9 Under 16s**
£6 Under 12s**
FREE Under 6s**

South Stand (Uncovered)

£17 Adults
£13 Senior Citizens/Students*
£5 Under 16s**
£5 Under 12s**
FREE Under 6s**

*Available to students in full-time education.
** Supporters must be aged under 16, 12 or 6 respectively, on Saturday 03 August 2013.

For our full matchday guide to Newport County, including travel directions, click here.


Supporters can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (radio only), which starts at 2.55pm.

To subscribe to Stags Player, click here.

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