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PREVIEW: Newport County

25 August 2017

The Spireites go on their travels again tomorrow, when they take on Newport County at Rodney Parade, 3pm, here is our match preview........

Tickets

Tickets are now unavailable at the Proact ticket office; however, fans can purchase tickets on the day, from the cash only away ticket office at Rodney Parade.

Chesterfield supporters have been allocated Block G of the Bisley Stand with prices as follows: -

Area

Adult

Concession (60+)

Young Adult (16-21/student*)

Under 16s

Under 12s

Under 6s

Bisley Stand (covered seats)

£20

£16

£14

£8

£6

Free**

*Students must have a valid NUS Card and/or proof of education to qualify.

**Under 16/or 6 on August 1, 2016. Under 6s must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior. 

Disabled supporters wishing to purchase a ticket (s) should contact the Newport ticket office directly on 01633 481896.

Team News

Spireites boss Gary Caldwell, will once again have a fully fit squad to choose from bar long-term absentees Joe Rowley and summer signing Jerome Binnom-Williams.

New signing Andy Kellett is also included in the squad, having signed on loan from Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Newport boss Michael Flynn, is set to include new signing Padraig Amond in his match day squad, following the striker’s arrival from Hartlepool United earlier this week.

The opposition

Manager

A former Exiles player, Michael Flynn was appointed Newport manager on a permanent basis on May 9, after a successful spell as caretaker manager, masterminding the club’s Sky Bet League Two survival with a game to spare.

Flynn has started his debut full campaign in fine style, guiding his team to two wins, two draws and one defeat from their first five games – including last Saturday’s impressive 1-0 win away at Coventry City.

A midfielder as a player, Flynn clocked up over 400 career appearances for the likes of Wigan Athletic, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City.

One to watch

Shawn McCoulsky

Likened to current Swansea City striker, Tammy Abraham, Shawn McCoulsky joined the Exiles on loan from Bristol City last month and has certainly made an immediate impact at Rodney Parade.

He scored a 94th minute equaliser on his debut, in the club’s opening match of the season at Stevenage and followed that up with a brace in the 2-0 victory over Southend United in the Carabao Cup first round.

McCoulsky joined his parent club from Dulwich Hamlet in November 2015 and since then he’s featured regularly for the Robin’s U23 side as well as enjoying loan spells at Weston-Super-Mare, Torquay United and Bath City.

Head to Head

This weekend’s meeting will be the 37th between the two clubs since they first met in 1946. With the overall record standing at: -

Newport County – 15 wins

Draws – 2

Chesterfield – 19 wins.

While the Spireites have the upper hand in the fixtures overall, you have to go back to December 1969 to find their last win at Newport.

On that occasion, Dave Pugh scored twice in a 2-0 win, with the Spireites going to win the Division Four Championship later that season.

From the dugout

Speaking ahead of the match, Caldwell acknowledged that while the victory over Port Vale was a welcome one and has generated a good atmosphere in training this week, the Spireites will need to be prepared for the trip to Rodney Parade.

He said: "It's massive to have that winning feeling but we now have to move on and be ready for tomorrow.

"I went to watch Newport's game against Leeds United on Tuesday and they were excellent, 5-1 was an unfair reflection.

"They'll provide a really stiff test and it's their first home game of the season, so their crowd will be up for it, the game provide a really big challenge to us."

Can't get to Rodney Parade? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game. 

Across match day we'll have: 

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on iFollow.

- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page

- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds 

- Stats and reaction across the weekend on the official site

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Match Reports

REPORT: Nouble Hat Trick Helps to See Off Spireites

26 August 2017

Chesterfield let a half-time lead given by Chris O'Grady slip away as Newport striker Frank Nouble bagged a hat-trick plus an assist for Padraig Amond to turns things right around.

To add to Chesterfield's woes, Bradley Barry picked up a nasty looking injury which seems set to sideline him for a while.

Gary Caldwell selected the same eleven that beat Port Vale last week meaning new season-long loanee Andy Kellett was on the bench. Keeper Tommy Lee made his 400th career League appearance whilst County skipper Joss Labadie is the man who picked up a long suspension for biting Ollie Banks at The Proact a couple of years ago.

After much criticism of the Rodney Parade playing surface over the last couple of years, new grass greeted County's first home match of the season as they looked to bounce back from their midweek 5-1 Carabao Cup loss at Leeds United.

It didn't take Kellett long to make his Spireites bow; Barry and Labadie came together, it was adjudged to have been a foul by the Chesterfield man who, after a long delay, was stretchered off with a splint on his right leg.

Prior to the injury, the game had been played at a furious pace with the ball travelling rapidly between boxes but without any clear cut chances but straight after the delay Reece Cole hit the free-kick to Labadie whose hear needed to be saved by Lee.

But it was Spireites who took the lead when Scott Wiseman, switched from left back to right after the injury, got the better of Nouble in an advanced position to deliver a perfect cross for O'Grady to hit home from six yards to open his account for Chesterfield.

Cole hit a free-kick just over and Padraig Amond hit the post after some sublime skill only for Jordan Sinnott to match that magic and see the woodwork come into play again.

Nouble and Mark O'Brien both had openings, the former from close in and the latter from 25 yards in the seven minutes of stoppage time and it was the home side that didn't want the half-time whistle to blow.

Newport came out of the blocks quickly and on 55 levelled when Robbie Weir's cross field pass was easily intercepted by Nouble who atoned for his earlier error in style with a 25 yard stunner.

The hosts, buoyed by an enthusiastic following, extended their lead when Nouble looped a header over Lee from a Dan Butler cross and the hat-trick home man then slipped through a hesitant defence to tee up Amond to end the rout on 82.

What started so well ended in disappointment for Chesterfield who slipped to their second away loss of the season as well as losing Barry to injury. 

Newport: Day, Pipe, Labadie, White, Dolan, Amond, Nouble, Cole (Rigg 57), O'Brien (Butler 60), Demetriou, Willmott. Subs (not used): Bittner, Reynolds, McCoulsky, Quigley, Bennett.

Goals: Nouble 55, 66, 68, Amond 82

Chesterfield: Lee, Barry (Kellett 22) (Ugwu 69), Hird, Evatt, Wiseman, Flores, Sinnott (McCourt 75), Reed, Weir, Dennis, O'Grady. Subs (not used): Anyon, Wakefield, Brewster, Maguire.

Goal: O'Grady 36

Ref: David Webb

Bookings: Reid (Chesterfield), Rigg (Newport)

Attendance: 4332 (266 from Chesterfield)

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Ticket News

Newport County Ticket Update

21 August 2017

Tickets for Saturday’s match at Newport County (3pm), will be on sale at the Proact ticket office until 5pm on Thursday, August 24.

Chesterfield supporters have been allocated Block G of the Bisley Stand with prices as follows.

Area

Adult

Concession (60+)

Young Adult (16-21/student*)

Under 16s

Under 12s

Under 6s

Bisley Stand (covered seats)

£20

£16

£14

£8

£6

Free**

*Students must have a valid NUS Card and/or proof of education to qualify

**Under 16/or 6 on August 1, 2016. Under 6s must be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior.

Disabled supporters wishing to purchase a ticket (s) should contact the Newport ticket office directly on 01633 481896.

Supporters are advised that tickets can be purchased on the day from the away ticket office which is cash only. 

True Blue Travel is also available for the match, priced at £20.70 for adult season ticket holders, £23 for adults who are non-season ticket holders and £12 for U16s (must be accompanied by an adult).

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