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Jeffers set for Exiles bow
Newport are set to hand Shaun Jeffers a home debut when they welcome Fleetwood to Rodney Parade on Friday night.
The former Peterborough striker arrived at the Exiles as part of the deal which took Conor Washington to the League One outfit and having made his first start in the 0-0 draw at Southend Jeffers is ready for his home bow.
Jamie Stephens will line up in goal after Lenny Pidgeley suffered ankle ligament damage which will sideline him for between two to four weeks. Former Torquay goalkeeper Conor Thompson is likely to be on the bench as cover having signed on Thursday.
Byron Anthony played his first game since a double leg break in August in a development side win at former club Bristol Rovers in midweek but this match looks likely to have come too soon for the defender.
Jamille Matt and Alex Marrow could be included in Fleetwood's squad.
Striker Matt, who has scored seven times in 15 games, has been out since October but boss Graham Alexander described him as being in the "latter stages" of his long recovery.
On-loan midfielder Marrow, meanwhile, has been missing with a hamstring injury and illness with Alexander adding he is taking his fitness on a day-by-day basis.
One player who the Cod Army will be definitely be without is midfielder Jeff Hughes, who may not play again this year after breaking his leg against Hartlepool at Highbury.
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