Swindon Town will be looking to secure a huge three points when they take on Newport County at The County Ground on Saturday.
In what is a massive promotion clash at SN1 tomorrow - 3pm Kick-Off - the Reds will be looking to snap a two-game winless streak and gather momentum with the end of the season in sight.
Newport are firmly in the promotion mix too and, having lost to Exeter City last weekend, they will be looking to bounce back and pick up a monster away day win.
Let's get you set for the game...
LAST TIME OUT...
Jack Payne's late goal secured all the spoils for Town as they beat Newport 2-1 in a tightly-contested clash at Rodney Parade in November 2021.
|Season / Date||Competition||Result||Town Scorers|
|2021-22 - 20th Nov (A)||Sky Bet League Two||1-2||Azaz (OG), Payne|
|2020-21 - 9th Nov (H)||Papa John's Trophy||1-0||Lyden|
|2019-20 - 18th Jan (A)||Sky Bet League Two||2-0|
|2019-20 - 28th Sep (H)||Sky Bet League Two||0-2|
|2018-19 - 9th Apr (A)||Sky Bet League Two||0-0|
FULL RECORD V NEWPORT COUNTY...
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Midfielder Louis Reed will return after completing a two-game suspension, while Jake O'Brien is also available again after the defender recovered from illness.
Jack Payne, Louie Barry and Joe Tomlinson all came through last week's game at Rochdale unscathed, but Harry McKirdy and Ben Gladwin remain out although both are progressing well.
For Newport, they will continue to be without defender Josh Pask, but tomorrow's visitors also have no fresh injury concerns.
ONE TO WATCH
It has been quite the year for the Newport County striker, who has emerged as one of the most lethal finishers in the lower leagues.
Telford has proved a nightmare for League Two defenses all year long, and he found the back of the net against the Reds when these two sides last met in November.
Telford leads the entire EFL Sky Bet League Two in goals with 24, so it is fair to say that the in-form forward will be a player Town will have to try and shut down this afternoon.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They’re a good side, I think James (Rowberry) has done a good job putting his style across and how he wants to play.
"They’ve got creative players. I think it will be a good game, you know, it’s one we’re looking forward to. I don’t see Newport coming here and just parking the bus so to speak.
"I think they will try and attack and try to win the game and we’re certainly doing the same, so let's hope for a good game and we’ll be doing everything to come out on top."
James Rowberry, Newport County Head Coach: “They are a very good team who play very expansive football. It's a big pitch and it's two teams with two different systems, I think it will be a good game.
"I don't think Swindon will change. I believe they will stick to 4-3-3. They might change personnel in wide areas but I will be very surprised if they change for us, although you never know in football.
“Ben [Garner] is a very good coach who has worked with a lot of good managers. They will be like us, focusing on themselves and preparing well because they have had good success this year.
"Jack Payne, Jonny Williams, Louie Barry, Josh Davidson, whatever they go with in midfield, whether Harry McKirdy comes back in being fit, we just have to focus on what we need to do."
ELSEWHERE IN THE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Carlisle United v Exeter City (3pm)
Colchester United v Stevenage (3pm)
Crawley Town v Barrow (3pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Hartlepool United (3pm)
Northampton Town v Bradford City (3pm)
Port Vale v Oldham Athletic (3pm)
Rochdale v Walsall (3pm)
Salford City v Harrogate (3pm)
Scunthorpe United v Mansfield Town (3pm)
Sutton United v Leyton Orient (3pm)
Tranmere Rovers v Bristol Rovers (3pm)
Referee - Neil Hair
Assistant Referees - Michael Chard & Andrew Laver
Fourth Official - Darren Wilding
FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE
Not at SN1 on Saturday? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.
In the wake of the game, https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.