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Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Newport County and Morecambe at Rodney Parade.

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Billy Jones: In line to make debut

Billy Jones: In line to make debut

The Exiles are set to hand new signing Billy Jones a debut this weekend.

The 30-year-old former Exeter left-back penned a short-term deal on Thursday following his departure from Cheltenham and will fill the void left by Andy Sandell who is sidelined for three months with a foot injury.

Manager Justin Edinburgh will be forced into one change against the Shrimps after Lee Minshull was shown a straight red in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Mansfield for the use of an elbow.

Chris Zebroski is expected to continue upfront after netting his fourth goal of the season for the Exiles against the Stags last time out.

Defender Robbie Threlfall will start a three-match ban for Morecambe as they seek a fourth straight Sky Bet League Two win away at Newport.

Threlfall was given a straight red card just seven minutes after coming on in the Shrimps' third win in a row last weekend against Southend.

Given their current impressive form it is unlikely boss Jim Bentley will alter his first-choice XI in south Wales anyway.

Defender Chris McCready (broken collarbone) and striker Jack Redshaw (hip) are the only injury absentees for Morecambe with both some way off a return to first-team action.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Bury v Plymouth  
Cheltenham v Fleetwood
Chesterfld v Exeter  
Morecambe v Scunthorpe  
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend  
Torquay v Dag + Red  
Wycombe v Northamptn

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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