Michael Flynn's Exiles dropped more crucial points but are still in promotion picture. Pic: Getty Images.

Ben Set To Throw Missiles At Newport Defenders

Former Newport County player Ben Tozer will be aiming missiles at his former teammates at Whaddon Road in Gloucestershire on Saturday.

Tozer has built a reputation as a long throw expert and his current team, Cheltenham Town, have one of the smallest pitches in the Football League.

“We’re going to have to deal with Ben’s long throws,” said Flynn.

“It’s just one of those things and we have a long throw as well which will be even longer because it’s quite narrow at Cheltenham.

“Hopefully, Ben throws it over the crossbar and the ball goes out for a goal kick.”

Newport County’s Ben Tozer. Pic: Getty Images.

Hosts Cheltenham are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions and have kept four successive clean sheets, although they are the only team to have not won at home in the league all season.

County have won their last three fixtures and kept three clean sheets with Flynn saying: “This match has a derby feel.

“Cheltenham are a team scrapping down the bottom. It’s going to be tough.

“If my players play to the best of their abilities and don’t make any mistakes, then they can beat anybody in League Two.

“That’s not me being arrogant, that’s me knowing what I’ve got in the building.

“We need luck again with injuries and suspensions, but we have to keep focused.”

More than 1,000 Newport fans could make the trip to Cheltenham, a city around one hour’s drive from South Wales. 

Former Newport County managet Justin Edinburgh is in charge at Leyton Orient, who are new Vanarama National League leaders and play Wrexham on Saturday. Pic: Getty Images.

Other League Two fixtures on Saturday (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Lincoln City vs Mansfield Town (1pm)

Cambridge United vs Bury

Carlisle United vs Forest Green Rovers

Colchester United vs Exeter City

Crawley Town vs Crewe Alexandra

Macclesfield Town vs Yeovil Town

Morecambe vs Notts County

Northampton Town vs Grimsby Town

Port Vale vs Swindon Town

Stevenage vs MK Dons

Tranmere Rovers vs Oldham Athletic

Celebration time for Newport players. Pic: Newport County FC.

League Two – top five

P W D L GD PTS
1 MK Dons 18 10 7 1 +16 37
2 Lincoln 17 11 3 3 +17 36
3 Newport Co 18 9 5 4 -2 32
4 Colchester 18 9 4 5 +13 31
5 Mansfield 18 7 10 1 +13 31

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