Newport boss Michael Flynn hopes his side’s 2-1 success at Scunthorpe can be a turning point after struggling to match expectations on the back of reaching the Sky Bet League Two play-off final last season.
Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson will return to league duty for the home clash with Newport.
Connor Mahoney has been a slow burner at Millwall but Lions assistant manager Callum Davidson believes he is emerging into a match-winner after a routine FA Cup win over Newport County.
Newport boss Michael Flynn is likely to be without a number of players for the visit of Cheltenham in Sky Bet League Two on New Year’s Day.
Exeter manager Matt Taylor felt his side were good value for their narrow 1-0 win over Newport in challenging conditions at St James Park.
Morecambe boss Derek Adams was delighted with the superb John O’Sullivan goal that earned him his first league win since taking over at the Shrimps.
Manager Gary Bowyer paid tribute to Bradford midfielder Jake Reeves as he continued to impress after 20 months out with a persistent groin injury.
Newport defender Kyle Howkins is “stable” in hospital after a nasty head injury in his side’s hard-fought FA Cup win over eighth-tier Maldon & Tiptree.
Boss Michael Flynn hailed the goalscoring achievements of striker Padraig Amond after Newport recorded a 2-0 FA Cup first-round replay win over Grimsby at Rodney Parade.
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman expects the swift appointment of a “younger and offensive type of manager” to succeed Neil Warnock.
Michael Flynn thinks his Newport side should have already booked their place in the FA Cup second round – but he will not take anything for granted in the replay.