Newport vs Southend preview - Willmott to miss out for Exiles

Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by PA

Newport will be without Robbie Willmott when they host Southend.

The right wing-back suffered a foot injury in the win over York and a scan revealed he needs an operation and could be sidelined for up to five months, a huge blow for boss Justin Edinburgh.

And with Ryan Jackson missing out once more with a hamstring problem, Yan Klukowski is expected to fill in at right wing-back again having played there during Saturday's 1-0 win at Dagenham which lifted County to ninth.

Another victory could move the Exiles into the play-off places.

Southend hope to have their skipper John White available again.

The full-back failed a fitness test prior to Saturday's draw with Exeter and the Shrimpers are waiting for the swelling on his knee to die down before declaring whether he will be eligible to travel to South Wales.

Cian Bolger was an unused substitute at the weekend but the extra few days will have given him slightly longer to recover from a concussion.

Fellow defender Mads Idenfeldt is out for the foreseeable future due to a fractured foot.

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