Newport County V Cheltenham at Rodney Parade : Match Preview

21 February 2014 11:31
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Worley missing for Exiles

Newport will be without suspended defender Harry Worley as they welcome Cheltenham to Rodney Parade.

The 25-year-old picked up his 10th yellow card of the season in the 3-0 loss at Hartlepool and will now sit out the final game of his two-match ban when the Robins come to south Wales.

Byron Anthony looks set to keep his place having come through 90 minutes unscathed as his side won 3-2 against Oxford on Tuesday, his first start since breaking his leg back in August.

Despite having six games postponed since December 21, the Exiles are just six points behind seventh-placed Southend with three games in hand.

Cheltenham will be without Troy Brown when they make the short trip.

The centre-back tore ankle ligaments in the 1-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers last week and is now set to spend up to four weeks on the sidelines, meaning manager Mark Yates will be forced into a change against the Exiles.

Brown's withdrawal shortly after half-time against the Pirates saw right-back Sido Jombati sent on with Wolves loanee Michael Ihiekwe partnering Steve Elliott at the heart of the defence, and Yates may stick with that set-up from the start.

He could also be boosted by the return of midfielder David Noble, yet to feature in 2014 due to a troublesome hamstring problem.

Source: PA