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NEWPORT COUNTY MATCH PREVIEW

22 August 2014


TICKET PRICES


Fans can still buy tickets at Rodney Parade tomorrow, however fans should note that cash is not accepted at the turnstiles.


Prices are:


£20 Adult

£16 Senior Citizens

£16 Students*

£9 Under 16s**

£6 Under 12s**

FOC Under 6s**
            

BURTON TEAM NEWS


The only absentees tomorrow will be winger Jimmy Phillips, who is recovering from a torn knee ligament, left-back Damien McCrory, who will be missing for another month as he comes back from an operation on his knee and midfielder Lee Bell, who has not played in pre-season with a knee problem of his own.


NEWPORT COUNTY TEAM NEWS


Boss Justin Edinburgh is likely to make changes after seeing Newport County suffer a fourth loss in four games with a 1-0 defeat at Mansfield on Tuesday. Captain Andy Sandell may lose his place to Ryan Jackson, who impressed when coming on against the Stags.


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GARY ROWETT


"We've had four different tests so far after a tough pre-season and we've come through with flying colours," said the Albion boss.


"We'll learn something new about the team and what we might need over the coming 40 games.


"It won't be our most difficult test, because that would be very disrespectful to the other teams we've played, but it'll be different and we'll know more about the team afterwards."

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JUSTIN EDINBURGH


“If we cut out the mistakes and take our chances we’ll soon turn it around, I have belief in the players and myself and the coaching staff and I’m trying to reiterate to the players, we can turn this around with a change in fortune and less mistakes from good defenders,” he said.


“I’ve written in my programme notes, it is a 46 game season and we are three games in and nothing is won or lost we may look back on our slow start, but right now we are progressing as a club and you have to believe and I do believe, we will turn it around.


“Burton is a tough test, but every team at the moment against us will start on the front foot because we’ve not had the result that has kick-started our season.


“Burton have four wins and they’ll be full of confidence but at this stage form isn’t an issue, there will always be funny results, every match day and we want one at Rodney Parade today.”


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STATS


1. Albion have only conceded one goal from open play in the league so far

2. The last time Burton Albion won four straight matches was 1957.

3. In the last meeting between the two sides Albion drew 1-1 with Michael Symes scoring an equaliser from the penalty spot.

4. Albion have never lost to Newport County with two wins and four draw between the two sides.


DIRECTIONS


Leave the M4 at Junction 24 (or from the A449 from Monmouth/Midlands) and take the B4237, signposted Newport (E). After approximately 2.5 five miles turn left at a set of traffic lights, signposted B4237 (there is also the George pub on a right hand corner). Go under a bridge and at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Corporation Road. After passing an ATS garage on your right, you will see the away supporters entrance on your left. For the stadium main entrance take the next left into Grafton Road.


PLEASE NOTE


Burton Albion Football Club would like to urge all fans travelling to Newport County on Saturday to arrive as soon as possible to avoid any traffic disruption caused by a demonstration planned to take place in the town centre.


Protesters are campaigning ahead of Nato’s 2014 Summit, which takes place at the Celtic Manor in early September.


All supporters should note that the game will take place as planned at 3pm and fans will be able to buy tickets for the fixture at Newport County.


BETTING


Newport will hope this is the weekend they claim their first Sky Bet League 2 point of the season but they face a tough task against high-flying Burton.


Newport are 19/10 to pick up three points but Burton have been priced up as the favourites at 7/5, whilst the draw can be backed at 9/4.


Stuart Beavon, who has scored in two of Burton’s first three games, is the 6/1 favourite to score first, while Newport duo Rene Howe and Aaron O’Connor are both available at 7/1.


Top Tip: Stuart Beavon to score in both the first and second half at 18/1



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