Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Newport play host to Harrogate at their Rodney Parade on day 27 of the new League Two campaign in what is expected to be an interesting game. Newport aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Salford City, with the team eyeing their sixth home win of the process. All Haynes, Collins, and Bennett are pushing for a start, speaking of the home side.
Harrogate, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a heavy 4-0 loss to Luton Town. The Sulphurites are on a three-game losing run in the League One, and seeing that Newport are regarded as good hosts, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from Saturday’s match. In the first half of the season the two sides played out a 2-2 draw at EnviroVent Stadium, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out.
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 (Harrogate):
Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.