Preview: Newport County v Morecambe

Paul Mullin heads home Morecambe's late winner against Newport earlier in the season.
Paul Mullin heads home Morecambe's late winner against Newport earlier in the season.

Morecambe will look to maintain their perfect record against Newport County when they visit Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Manager

Jimmy Dack

Justin Edinburgh’s former number two has been in caretaker charge of the Exiles since the ex-Tottenham defender left for Gillingham at the start of the month. A well-travelled non-league midfielder in his playing days, the 42-year-old has lost one, drawn one and won one of his three games in charge.

One to watch

Rene Howe

Morecambe fans will be sure to keep a close eye on the big man who had a successful spell on loan with the Shrimps in the 2008-2009 season. However having arrived in January 2014 has just three goals to his name for the Exiles. The 28-year-old remains a real physical threat in attack.

Form

Form has been patchy of late with 2-1 win at Wycombe on Saturday the Exiles’ first in six League 2 games. Despite indifferent form Yan Klukowski’s brace on Saturday means County are six points off the automatic promotion spots in sixth place in League 2.

History

Morecambe have won the three previous games between the sides since Newport returned to the Football League last season. Reverse game at the Globe Arena saw Shrimps come from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 in the second league game of the new season.

Possible line-up

Day, Jackson, Jones, Yakubu, Tutonda, Byrne, Porter, Klukowski, Storey, Howe, O’Connor