Plymouth V Newport County at Home Park : Match Preview

15 April 2017 05:34

Plymouth wait on Sonny Bradley ahead of Newport clash

Plymouth are hopeful defender Sonny Bradley will be fit for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Newport.

The centre-back had to be withdrawn against Portsmouth after suffering a dead leg early in the game in a challenge with Carl Baker.

Jakub Sokolik is on standby should Bradley be unfit after replacing him against Pompey following his own recovery from a hip problem.

Striker Ryan Brunt (cruciate ligament) and midfielder David Ijaha (pelvic) are sidelined until the end of the season.

Newport boss Mike Flynn admits he will probably change a winning side for the trip to Home Park, but will assess his players' fitness before settling on his starting line-up.

One change may be enforced, with defender Mark O'Brien having been withdrawn at half-time of Friday's 1-0 victory over Yeovil because of illness.

Forward Sean Rigg replaced O'Brien in what was an attacking switch by Flynn, and the 28-year-old could now return to the first XI after missing last weekend's win over Exeter because of an ankle injury.

Flynn, whose relegation-battling side are chasing a fourth successive victory, also has captain Joss Labadie available again after serving a two-match ban.

Source: PAR