Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following back-to-back losses to Grimsby and Stevenage, Newport will look to give fans some cheer when they face Barrow on Matchday 10. The Exiles have been struggling in front of goal of late, but Saturday’s game could be the turning point for the home team. James Rowberry should stick to the 3-5-2 formation, with Bogle and Evans up front.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Northampton, with the team beating Doncaster 2-0 on Tuesday evening. With no fresh injuries to report, Pete Wild should stick to the same starting XI that faced the Donny. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Barrow have been in a much better form of late than Newport County. In their last meeting at the venue the Exiles defeated the Bluebirds 2-1, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (James Clark ):
Born in Berlin, Germany, James Clark is an experienced defender who plays for Walsall in the League Two. After spending his youth career at Watford, Clark played for the likes of Oxford United, Oxford City, Salisbury City, Woking, and Bristol Rovers before joining Walsall on a two-year deal.
The defender, who wears the No. 5 jersey at Walsall, has a contract with the Saddlers which should expire in June 2021. His primary position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right. James Clark made his League Two debut with Walsall on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.
He scored his first goal for the Saddlers in the Northampton Town clash as well, helping the team pick up all three points from the PTS Academy Stadium clash. Clark scored his first professional goal during his spell with Bristol Rovers. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Wycombe at the start of the 2018/19 season.
Highlighted Team (Barrow):
Founded back in 1901, Barrow is an English club that competes in the League two, the fourth tier of the English football system. The Bluebirds are well known for their blue shirts with white details, but yellow is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Barrow play home games at Holker Street, the stadium which can hold up to 5,045 spectators.
The venue was opened in 1909, and it has to be noted that no fewer than 16,874 people attended the FA Cup match between Barrow and Swansea in January, 1954. The Bluebirds have won two FA Trophies (1989/90, 2009/10), with the team lifting the Lancashire Senior Cup trophy in the 1954/55.
The likes of James Bell, Jim Collins, Andy McLaren, Jimmy Mulholland, Jackie Robertson, Barry Diamond, and George King are the most notable footballers who played for Barrow in the past. It has to be noted that the Bluebirds have never competed in the English top flight.