Newport v Bury preview

Date published: Friday 10th April 2015 2:38

Claudio Ranieri: Braves the elements at Leicester

Newport will be without Ismail Yakubu when they host Bury at Rodney Parade.

The former Barnet centre-back saw red in the dying seconds of their 2-0 loss at Exeter on Monday and he will now serve a one-match ban against the Shakers.

Regan Poole, 16, was handed a start against the Grecians and is set to keep his spot and may even more to the centre of defence if Ryan Jackson overcomes the muscle strain which has kept him out of their last two games.

Newport currently occupy the last play-off spot in League Two ahead of kick-off.

Bury could have a double boost with Jim McNulty and Danny Rose nearing a return.

Central defender McNulty has been struggling with a hip injury and striker Rose has been waylaid by a calf problem, but Shakers boss David Flitcroft has confirmed the pair are close to coming back into contention following a full week of training.

Full-back Joe Riley completes his three-game suspension and can return against Shrewsbury on Tuesday while centre-back Nathan Cameron needs to avoid getting a 10th caution of the season before Sunday’s yellow card amnesty.

Adam El-Abd played all 90 minutes on Easter Monday despite fears his knee problem could keep him out and both Daniel Nardiello (groin) and fellow striker Ryan Lowe (hamstring) are now considered fit enough to complete a whole game if required.

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