Forest Green V Newport County at The New Lawn : Match Preview

12 October 2017
Reece Brown back for Newport clash

Reece Brown should return to the Forest Green squad for the Sky Bet League Two visit of Newport.

Midfielder Brown missed last weekend's 1-1 draw at Notts County when he was ruled out on the morning of the game through illness.

Striker Omar Bugiel is expected to retain his place after scoring at Meadow Lane, but defender Manny Monthe (fractured cheekbone) remains out.

This is Rovers' first game since captain Liam Noble had his contract cancelled by mutual consent and rejoined former club Notts County.

Newport boss Michael Flynn is hopeful the key trio of David Pipe, Joss Labadie and Mark O'Brien will start after missing the Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Swansea Under-21s on Tuesday.

But left-back Calaum Jahraldo-Martin misses out with hamstring trouble and midfielder Robbie Willmott is likely to be absent again because of a knee problem.

Second-choice goalkeeper James Bittner completes a two-game ban for being sent off from the bench at Crawley last month.

Bournemouth loanee Joe Quigley is available following international duty with Republic of Ireland Under-21s.

Source: PAR