Richie Wellens rued the conditions as Sky Bet League Two leaders Swindon lost their three-point cushion at the top of the table after falling to a 2-0 defeat to Newport at Rodney Parade on a pitch that was covered in sand.
Newport’s fastest goal of the season set them on their way to a notable double over Sky Bet League Two leaders Swindon as they matched their 2-0 away win in October with an identical triumph at Rodney Parade.
Newport could hand debuts to new signings Ash Baker and Jordan Green in their home game against Swindon.
Sheffield Wednesday defender Ash Baker has completed a permanent move to Newport for an undisclosed fee.
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.
Newport scored twice in four second-half minutes to come from behind and end a 10-game winless run with a 2-1 success at 10-man Scunthorpe.
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.
Sky Bet Championship challengers Millwall eased into the FA Cup fourth round with a comfortable 3-0 win over League Two strugglers Newport at The Den.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett may choose to freshen his squad for Saturday’s FA Cup third round home tie against Newport.
Cheltenham manager Michael Duff told his team to be more streetwise despite seeing them earn a 1-1 draw at Newport thanks to former Exile Ben Tozer.