Newport County welcome Swindon Town to Rodney Parade this Saturday for the early kick off in League Two. Both sides find themselves in the bottom half of the table looking for three points to hunt down a spot in the top half of the table.
Newport currently sit 16th in League Two after 28 games. The Exiles have ten wins, seven draws and 11 losses, leaving them on 37 points, just two points from the top half of the table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Newport have three wins, one draw and one loss.
In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Newport hosted Eastleigh. Newport took the lead through James Clarke after the red card to George James Barbosa Langston. However, a late penalty from Chris Maguire grabbed a 1 - 1 draw for Eastleigh and forced the replay. Back in League Two, Newport took on Doncaster. Seb Palmer-Houlden scored the only goal of the game in the 93rd minute to give Newport the 1 - 0 win.
The Third Round Replay saw Newport take an early lead in the third minute through Aaron Wildig. Paul McCallum drew Eastleigh level just after halftime but goals from Clarke and Will Evans gave Newport the 3 - 1 win. Following the early red card card to Wrexham’s William Boyle, Palmer-Houlden grabbed a goal to give Newport another 1 - 0 win.
The last time out for Newport was against Premier League Manchester United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Bruno Fernandex and Kobbie Mainoo gave United the early 2 - 0 lead but a goal from Bryn Morris before halftime and a goal from Evans meant it was level early in the second half. However, goals from Anthony and Rasmus Hojlund gave United the 4 - 2 win.
Swindon Town sit just above Newport in 14th in League Two. In 29 games, Swindon have ten wins, seven draws and 12 losses which leaves them on 37 points, just two points from the top half of the table.
In their last five games in all competitions, Swindon have two wins, one draw and two losses.
Dan Kemp opened the scoring for Swindon just ten minutes into the second half, but Matt Taylot managed to draw Forest Green Rovers level. However, Kemp secured his brace with a late goal, giving Swindon the 2 - 1 win. Kemp was on the scoresheet again against Crawley Town, this time in the 92nd minute as a consolation goal. A brace from Danilo Orsi and a goal from Jack Roles gave Crawley the 3 - 1 win.
A penalty from Charlie Austin and a goal from Tom Brewitt gave Swindon the early 2 - 0 lead over Colchester. Matt Jay managed to get Colchester on the scoresheet before halftime and Bradley Ihionvien grabbed a goal in the 94th minute to give Colchester the 2 - 2 draw. Crewe Alexandra took the lead through Elliott Nevitt but Austin equalised for Swindon before halftime. However, Courtney Baker-Richardson grabbed a goal to give Crewe the 2 - 1 win.
The most recent outing for Swindon was against Bradford. Another Austin penalty and a goal from Dawson Devoy gave Swindon the 2 - 0 win.
Newport and Swindon have met 95 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1920. Swindon have the better record with 44 wins in comparison to Newport’s 30 wins, the other 21 games ending in a draw.