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Newport County V Southend at Rodney Parade : Match Preview
Newport County V Southend - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.
Hughes back for Exiles
Newport are set to be boosted by the return of Andrew Hughes for the visit of Southend.
The 21-year-old defender, who recently signed a new deal with the Exiles, has missed their last two games with a hamstring problem but is available to feature again.
Ryan Burge's muscle injury will be assessed by the club's medical staff before a decision is made on his availability but Harry Worley is two weeks away from a comeback.
Star striker Christian Jolley is pushing for a start after returning to the matchday squad on Tuesday after five weeks on the sidelines with a groin injury and manager Justin Edinburgh says he is likely to be involved.
Southend are without suspended pair Mark Phillips and John White.
The Shrimpers saw their appeal against centre-back Phillips' dismissal against Dagenham on Tuesday thrown out and he now starts a three-match ban.
Full-back White serves an automatic one-match ban having collected his fifth booking of the season during the 1-0 defeat in midweek.
Freddy Eastwood is still not 100 per cent but continues to play on as he manages a troublesome knee injury while fellow striker Craig Reid will have his troublesome ankle assessed ahead of the game.
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