Dag & Red v Newport County preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport County at Victoria Road.

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Max Porter: Battling a groin problem

Max Porter: Battling a groin problem

New signing Zavon Hines is set to make his debut as Dagenham play host to Newport.

The former West Ham forward signed a one-year deal with the Daggers on Thursday and goes straight into contention to face a County side who have won two of their opening three fixtures back in the Football League.

Fit-again pair Matt Saunders and Luke Wilkinson both featured in a midweek friendly and will look to make the bench at Victoria Road.

Boss Wayne Burnett has no new injury or suspension concerns as the Daggers aim to make it three matches unbeaten.

Newport will be without midfielder Max Porter at Dagenham, a loss described by his manager as 'a bitter blow'.

Porter has been to see a specialist as he remained in discomfort after his long-standing groin injury and the verdict is that he will now need blood injections and rest, much to the disappointment of his boss Justin Edinburgh.

Defender Ismail Yakubu (calf) will also miss Saturday's trip with a calf injury as will last season's top scorer Aaron O'Connor (groin) but Michael Flynn (hamstring) and Tony James (hamstring) are fit for selection.

Goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley looks set to retain his place in the Exiles' starting line-up after returning to action against Bristol Rovers last weekend.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Burton Alb v Hartlepool
Portsmouth v Bristol R
Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale  
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld  
Exeter v Torquay  
Fleetwood v Wycombe  
Hartlepool v Morecambe  
Mansfield v Cheltenham  
Newport v Burton Alb  
Northamptn v Portsmouth  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
15 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
16 Accrington 43 -3 51
17 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 42 -9 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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