Newport County V Exeter at Rodney Parade : Match Preview

15 March 2014 02:01
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Naylor out for Exiles

Newport will be without defender Tom Naylor when they host struggling Exeter on Sunday.

The Derby loanee netted his first Football League goal on Tuesday night to put the Exiles 1-0 up at Morecambe only to see red in the 57th minute and he will now serve his one-match ban against the Grecians.

The match will also see a Rodney Parade debut for MK Dons loanee Ian McLoughlin with goalkeepers Jamie Stephens and Lenny Pidgeley still not match fit.

Another debutant on Tuesday night, striker Aaron Holloway, will hope he has done enough to feature in front of the club's home supporters for the first time.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale could ring the changes as his side look for a vital three points.

The Grecians are now just three points above the relegation zone after a 1-0 loss to Northampton on Tuesday night, a match which saw them fail to record a shot on target and Tisdale looks set to shuffle his pack as he searches for a response.

Irish duo Jimmy Keohane and John O'Flynn could come into contention having been left out of the matchday squad against the Cobblers while the likes of Pat Baldwin, Jamie Reid and Eliot Richards will hope to start.

Failure to beat the Exiles on Sunday would mean City had won just one of their last 14 League Two matches.

Source: PA