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Preview: Newport County

16 December 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Newport County

16 December 2016

A full look ahead to Saturday's game against the Exiles

Crawley Town host Newport County at the Checkatrade Stadium on Saturday  looking to make it three wins out of four in the league in our last home game of 2017, kick off 3pm.


Last Saturday the Reds picked up a valuable 2-0 win at Crewe Alexandra, where a James Collins brace capped a professional and efficient performance from Dermot Drummy’s men.


The last home game at the Checkatrade Stadium saw a Jordan Roberts and brace and another goal from James Collins seal an excellent 3-2 win over Grimsby Town.


The Manager:


“We’re establishing a value where every game matters – a win again on Saturday would help us to continue that,” – says Head Coach Dermot Drummy.


The pre-match video:


to watch Dermot Drummy's preview of the game.hereClick


The Opposition:


Graham Westley’s men come into the contest sitting bottom of Sky Bet EFL Two after three successive defeats to Wycombe Wanderers, Blackpool and Stevenage. It followed a revival in their fortunes following Westley’s arrival in October when he took over from Warren Feeney.


They secured a hat-trick of wins over Accrington Stanley, Carlisle United and Notts County and were leading 1-0 against Morecambe last Saturday when the contest at Rodney Parade was abandoned at the break because of a waterlogged pitch. In their last completed fixture Newport drew 0-0 at Plymouth in the FA Cup second round and have the incentive of a trip to Anfield if they can win next week's replay.

The History:


Reds did the double over County last season when the clubs met for the first time for Football League points.

Terry Butcher’s last game in charge of the Exiles was the September 2015 meeting at Rodney Parade when Crawley triumphed 3-0 thanks to two goals from Gwion Edwards and one by Matt Harrold. Josh Yorwerth, who had only just signed on loan from Ipswich, made his Crawley debut that night.

The teams met again on March 1 and this time Crawley comfortably won 2-0. A header into his own net by Scott Boden put Reds in front and Shamir Fenelon scored the second eight minutes after the break.

Despite it only being nine months ago, only three players in the Reds’ squad that night are sill at the club – Yorwerth, Bobson Bawling and Matt Harrold.


The Officials:


Nick Kinseley will take charge of the game on Saturday, it will be the second time the official has refereed a game involving the Reds this season.


here.Full details on his previous Reds appointments and his assistants can be found


Ticket Details:


here.Remember under-11s get in for just £1 to all our home games. Ticket details can be found


Follow it live:


subscribers with John Barnett and Tony Vessey.Reds Player HDExclusive commentary on Saturday’s game will be live to


You can follow all of the action across our social media channels. Minute by minute updates will be available via the club’s official Twitter account – with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.


Reds fans can also go behind the scenes with our Instagram and Snapchat accounts.


Reds Player HD.After the game a full match report will be available on the official website and post-match reaction will be on YouTube and

Tweets by @crawleytown

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