Newport County V Lincoln City at Rodney Parade : Match Preview

22 December 2017
Mark O'Brien and David Pipe set to be fit for Lincoln clash

Newport boss Michael Flynn will check on Mark O'Brien and David Pipe before his side's clash with Lincoln.

The defensive duo were both forced off with calf injuries during Saturday's 2-1 win against Cambridge.

Flynn expects both to be available as the Exiles aim to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to five games.

But striker Marlon Jackson and defender Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (both hamstring) remain sidelined.

Lincoln go in with the luxury of a fully-fit squad heading into the festive fixture crunch.

Manager Danny Cowley will have to manage his resources during the busy period, but has plenty of options at his disposal.

Josh Ginnelly, Nathan Arnold and Elliott Whitehouse are all ready to step up from the bench after Saturday's 2-0 win over Accrington.

Ipswich winger Danny Rowe is set to join the squad on loan in January, but has yet to arrive.