Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage and Newport County face each other at Broadhall Way in what is expected to be a close League Two game. The Boro aim to build on a 2-1 win over Crewe, and a triumph over Newport could see them go level on points with league leaders Leyton. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Jamie Reid, who scored a brace in the last league match, while Danny Rose should miss out with injury.
The Exiles, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Grimsby Town, with the team remaining in 17th place in the standings. Newport are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we predict one goal will separate the two sides in Tuesday’s clash. Both Willmott and Evans are pushing for a start as head coach James Rowberry should opt to make changes to the team that suffered the defeat to Grimsby.
Highlighted Player (Jake Taylor):
Jake Taylor is a product of the Reading football academy who plays for Exeter City in the League Two. Taylor spent his youth career at Reading, and he continued wearing the blue and white shirt at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 31 appearances with the Royals in the league, the English footballer spent several seasons on loan at the likes of Aldershot Town, Exeter City, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient, and Motherwell. In 2016 Jake Taylor returned to Exeter City, signing a permanent deal with the St James Park outfit.
Despite being born in Ascot, England, on December 1, 1991, Taylor represents Wales on the international stage. He has ten caps with the Wales U21 team, and he made his debut with the Dragons at the senior level in a 2-1 win over Cyprus on October 13, 2014. His primary position is central midfielder.
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.