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Newport v Stanley

27 March 2016

The second game of the Easter weekend double header sees Stanley make the trip to Wales to take on Newport County.

The Reds will need to overcome a revitalised Exiles to take three points and keep pace with the automatic promotion places.[vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title="The Opposition"]Newport County returned to the Football League in 2013 after beating Wrexham in the Conference play-off final.

They finished 14th in their first League Two campaign and then ninth after manager Justin Edinburgh had left for Gillingham.

The Exiles began this campaign with ex-England defender Terry Butcher at the helm but he was replaced as boss by John Sheridan, only for him to then leave for Oldham and be replaced by former Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Manager"]Warren Feeney had been managing in Northern Ireland with Belfast outfit Linfield FC since April 2014, before joining County in October 2015.

During his first full season in charge of Linfield, the former international striker guided the club to a second place league finish and subsequent qualification for this season's Europa League.

He left the club two points clear at the top of the NIFL Premiership. Feeney took on the role of first-team manager at Rodney Parade in January 2016.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]

Frontman Scott Boden started his career at his hometown club of Sheffield United before being loaned out to Finnish First Division club IFK Mariehamn.

He joined Chesterfield in 2012 and spent time on loan at Macclesfield and Alfreton. He signed permanently for Macclesfield in 2013/4 scoring 18 goals in the Conference Premier.

Boden signed for County from National League club FC Halifax Town in July 2015. He has scored 15 goals this season.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: LWDWW" color="juicy_pink"]The Reds are unbeaten in four matches, with three of those games resulting in three points.

John Coleman's team are unbeaten in their last two away games after a draw at AFC Wimbledon and a win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

They are fifth in League Two, a point behind third placed Bristol Rovers.[vc_text_separator title="Newport County: LWWDW" color="orange"]The Exiles are also unbeaten in four, picking up wins over Mansfield, Carlisle and Morecambe in the process.

They haven't lost a league game at Rodney Parade in 2016.

Feeney's men are 17th in the table, a comfortable 13 points from the relegation places.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]John Coleman should have the same squad to select from as for the win over Leyton Orient.

Josh Windass and Terry Gornell both returned to the 18 for that match but Dean Winnard still has to remain patient for a first team return and Matt Crooks and Joe Wright are out injured.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Ground"]Newport currently play at Rodney Parade, after moving their in 2012 after previously playing at Newport Stadium and Somerton Park. The current capacity of Rodney Parade is 7850 and the club's record attendance inside the stadium is 6615, which was set against Grimsby Town in 2013 in the Conference play-off semi-final.

The overall record attendance that the club have ever achieved was 24,268, which was set against Cardiff City in the Third Division South in 1937.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Match Coverage"]The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.[/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion]

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