Mansfield Town vs Newport County PREVIEW

The 33rd game of the season kicks off tomorrow as The Exiles (Newport County) look for revenge from the opening day of the season against The Stags (Mansfield Town).

On the opening day, Mansfield Town were victorious at Rodney Parade after a Kevan Hurst 90th minute screamer to steal all 3 points.

The Exiles now seek revenge on The Stags which will benefit them greatly as they sit at the bottom of the Football League.

Mansfield Town

Mansfield currently sit 8th in the table and only goal difference keeps them out of the Play Off spots. A win against Newport would take them to 6th if other results go their way as well.

Furthermore, they are currently 5 unbeaten at home in League 2 and would hope to carry on that form tomorrow. Their last home game was against Accrington Stanley as a total of EIGHT goals were scored. An exciting game to say the least but at the end of the day they will see it as points dropped.

Also, The Stags lost their last game against Grimsby Town 3-0 away at Blundell Park which has given the Newport County fans and players hope heading into this tough fixture.

Newport County

After their utterly heart-breaking loss against Cambridge last Saturday and dropping points against Morecambe on Tuesday, Newport County will be heading into this match with massive pressure on their shoulders. Luck hasn’t entirely gone their way in recent times with conceding a penalty in the 90th minute on Saturday and a blatant handball not given on Tuesday.

Luck is surely due anytime soon for the club and what better time for it to happen tomorrow? Wins need to come sooner or later for The Exiles otherwise they can kiss their hopes of surviving in the Football League goodbye.

New signing, Ryan Bird, is flying high at the moment for County with 3 goals in his first 6 games and would hope to continue that for against The Stags tomorrow.

With a leaky defence for both sides as of late, this fixture just might be goals galore…

By Dylan Scarborough ( @Scaarbs )

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