Wycombe V Newport County at Adams Park : Match Preview

24 December 2013 10:01
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Scowen back for Chairboys

Wycombe will have Josh Scowen available when they host Newport on Boxing Day.

The midfielder returns having served a one-match ban but he could face a battle to return to the side after his team-mates won 4-1 at Northampton on Saturday.

Gareth Ainsworth is unlikely to make many changes from that victory, which saw the Chairboys rise to 13th in the table, but has the likes of Billy Knott and Matt McClure itching for starts.

Paris Cowan-Hall remains a doubt with an injured knee which received an injection last week while Scottish striker Steven Craig will not feature over the festive period having been ruled out for six weeks.

Newport are waiting on the fitness of two players.

Ismail Yakubu had been declared ready to return from a hip problem but failed a late fitness test ahead of the victory at Portsmouth on December 14 and will be assessed ahead of kick off.

Fellow defender Andrew Hughes, who picked up a hamstring problem in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Peterborough earlier this month, may also be fit to play some part against the Chairboys.

Byron Anthony, Max Porter and last season's top scorer Aaron O'Connor are all on the comeback trail from long-term problems.

Source: PA

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