Newport County V Walsall at Rodney Parade : Match Preview

02 November 2017
Newport boost as Butler ban is withdrawn

Defender Dan Butler is available for Newport's FA Cup first-round clash with Walsall at Rodney Parade.

Butler was sent off in the 3-0 defeat at Notts County last weekend but the Exiles successfully appealed against the dismissal and his three-game suspension has been withdrawn.

David Pipe (illness) and Mark O'Brien (foot) could return after missing out at Meadow Lane and Joss Labadie (hamstring) is rated 50/50.

New signing Paul Hayes must wait for his debut as he builds up his fitness, while Calaum Jahraldo-Martin has been ruled out until Christmas with a hamstring injury.

Walsall are without the suspended James Wilson for the televised FA Cup game.

The on-loan Sheffield United defender will sit out after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the 1-0 defeat to Southend.

Florent Cuvelier may return after missing the loss to the Shrimpers with a minor injury.

Walsall skipper Adam Chambers is just one caution away from a suspension after picking up four bookings this season.

Source: PAR