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Match Previews

Preview: Newport

4 April 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Newport

4 April 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers will aim to bounce back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to Newport County for a Sky Bet League Two fixture, 3pm kick-off.

Micky Mellon’s men remain fifth but saw their seven-match winning run come to an end with a 2-0 defeat away to Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night as Callum Lang’s double either side of half-time condemned Rovers to a loss at Boundary Park.

Michael Flynn’s Newport head in to the match at Rodney Parade following on from last weekend’s 3-1 win away at struggling Yeovil Town.

Team news

Luke McCullough has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining an injury last weekend against Carlisle United.

Ishmael Miller is now back in training and has started running following a hamstring injury picked up in January. 

The Exiles season so far

With eight games of their season to play, Newport are mid table in the fourth-tier but do have two games in hand over most of the teams in League Two.

The South Wales side are 11th in Sky Bet League Two, six points from the Play-Offs as the campaign enters its closing weeks.

Newport can look back on this term with fond memories of another FA Cup run which saw them knock-out former Premier League champions Leicester City before a fifth-round home exit to current top-flight title holders Manchester City.

From their 38 matches so far, the Exiles have won 16, drawn seven and lost 15.

One to Watch

Forward Padraig Amond leads the way for Newport in front of goal this season.

Amond, who recently earned his first call up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad, started out at Shamrock Rovers, where he won the League of Ireland First Division in 2006.

The Carlow-born player went on to spend a year at Sligo Rovers, collecting winners’ medals in the League of Ireland Cup and FAI Cup in 2010.

Following a brief stint in Portugal at Pacos de Ferreira, Amond signed for Accrington Stanley permanently in 2012 after a year on loan at the Crown Ground.

Amond has also represented Morecambe, Grimsby Town, where his 30 goals in 2015/16 helped the Mariners to promotion, and Hartlepool United.

The 30-year-old signed for Newport in August 2017 and has scored 20 goals for the Welsh club this term.


The SWA have been allocated 600 tickets with 400 of those being in the Bisley Stand which is a covered seating stand. 200 of the allocated tickets are in the Stand which is uncovered seating.

Bisey Stand
Adults: £19
Concessions 60+: £15
Young adult/students: £13
U16s: £7
U12s: £5
U6s: Free
Carer: Free
Disabled supporters: Age category price and a free carer Stand
Adults: £17
Concessions: £15
Young adult 16-21/students: £11
U16s: £7
U12s: £5
U6s: Free
Carer: Free
Disabled supporters: Age category price and a free carer

Wheelchair Bay tickets are sold through Newport County. You can contact Newport by calling 01633 415 376. 

Coach travel is also available for this game and will depart Prenton Park at 9:30 am. You can buy your match and travel tickets here.

Match Officials

Referee: Eddie Ilderton

Assistants: Ollie Williams and Lisa Rashid

Fourth Official: Paul Hobday

Match Coverage

Can’t make it to Rovers’ away game at Newport County on Saturday afternoon? Don’t worry as you can keep up with goings on at Rodney Parade.

You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.

To sign up, click here

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @tranmererovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

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