Date: 29th March 2018 at 9:42pm
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Another large travelling contingent of Coventry City supporters will spend their Good Friday on the road to Wales for a League Two clash with Newport County.

Newport have been tough to beat at Rodney Parade as Tottenham Hotspur found out when nearly crashing out of the FA Cup in South Wales back in January.

Eighteen home matches in League Two have seen the Exiles lose just 3 times.

However Mike Flynn’s team have only managed to win 6 of those games with 9 draws probably the main reason why their play-off hopes have faded.

That frustration was compounded by the most recent home game which saw Crewe Alexandra come away with the points on Saturday after a 2-1 win.

The result and the performance were a disappointment to Newport defender Mickey Demetriou who told the South Wales Argus this week: ‘We were not good enough – there were a lot of players, including myself, who weren’t at the races.

‘We need a good week of training and we have to put it right on Friday – we owe it to all the staff, the fans and the board, we shouldn’t be losing games like that.’

The Sky Blues can keep up the pressure on the automatic promotion places if they continue their excellent recent form, Mark Robins side unbeaten in their last six matches.

Robins told the official club website that Newport will pose a particular threat: ‘They’ve scored the most amount of set plays in the division and they`re a big threat from them.

‘Not only that they’re a good footballing side and they’ve had a really good run in the FA Cup and they have some good players.’

 

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