As the League 2 season comes to a close this weekend, Newport County are looking to secure a play-off spot and keep their League One dream alive as they travel to Southend.
Currently occupying 5th place in the League two table, Newport will be keeping an eye on other results around the country but with a win they will be guaranteed to secure a play-off spot for the 2nd time in 3 years.
The 20/21 season got off to a flyer for the boys in orange as they sat in pole position with 20 games gone and had a 2-point advantage over 2nd place Carlisle.
However, a run of 8 games without a win knocked their confidence and pushed them down to the play – off places.
Mike Flynn’s County, began to find form towards the back end of the season which was kicked off with a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanders on April the 5th. With 4 wins in the last 8 games, Newport County are destined for a play-off spot.
After a 1-0 win against Cheltenham last weekend, The Exiles thought they had secured a top 7 spot with one game left to spare. However, a 95th minute winner from play – off rivals Exeter against Bolton meant that the champagne was on hold.
The team looking to spoil the party for the Exiles are Southend United who were sent down to the non-league in their penultimate game of the season despite winning at Barrow last weekend.
Despite their relegation, manager Phil Brown claims that they will fight until the final whistle:
“The team will be fighting for the one thing that we are fighting for and that’s the pride in the shirt that we wear”
Can Newport County secure a play-off spot and keep their League One dream alive?
Kick off at 12:30