Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Salford City will look to stay in the playoffs berth when they take on Newport County in the League Two round 35. The Lions have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Swindon, beating Mansfield, while sharing the spoils with Barrow. There are no fresh selection worries in the home team ahead of Saturday’s encounter.
The Exiles, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Sutton, but seeing that the promotion-chasing hosts want this win more than the visitors, we are tempted to put our money on Neil Wood’s men. As for the away side, Nathan Moriah-Welsh is pushing for a start, with Scott Bennett likely to drop to the bench. You should bear in mind that the Lions emerged triumphant in each of the previous three meetings with the Exiles in the League Two.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is an English professional footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town in League One. Born on the 30th of September, 1991, the 28-year-old is a versatile midfielder capable of playing in multiple different positions. He has capped for England at the under-20 level, making his debut against France U20 on the 9th of February, 2011.
He has also featured for England in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. The Preston local joined Blackburn's youth academy in 2004 and signed his first professional contract with the club in September 2010. A couple of months later, on the 27th of November 2010, Morris made his first-ever professional appearance in a 7-1 league defeat to Manchester United. His following time at Blackburn included loan spells at clubs Yeovil Town, Rotherham, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town.
He then joined Bradford in 2015 on a permanent deal, thus finally ending his 12-year long involvement with parent club Blackburn. After a timid season with The Bantams, Morris joined Scunthorpe on a three-year contract and featured 125 times for the club, scoring 37 and assisting 30 goals in the process. At the end of the 18/19 season, he rejoined Fleetwood and is currently on a two-year contract with the club.
Highlighted Team (Newport County):
Nicknamed the Exiles, Newport County are a Welsh club that welcome their rivals at Rodney Parade. Despite being based in Wales, the club compete in the English League Two. Newport County’s home ground was built in 1904, and it has a capacity of 7,850 people. The club’s home colours are amber shirts and black shorts, with the team wearing black, gray and amber kit when playing on the travels.
Newport County did well to win Welsh Cup in 1980, with the team making it to the FA Trophy in 2012. In 2008 the Latics managed to win the FAW Premier Cup, with the team beating fellow Welsh club Llanelli 1-0 in the title game.
Newport County recorded their biggest league win against Merthyr Town (10-0) on April 10, 1930, with the team suffering their heaviest defeat to Newcastle United (0-13) on October 5, 1946. The club’s record league attendance is 24,268. The record was set on October 16, 1937, when Newport County hosted Cardiff City in a Football League Third Division South game.