Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of this evening's game in our full and in-depth preview of the action at The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Barrow v Newport County
Friday 24th September 2021, 7.45pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Newport County will arrive in Cumbria this evening hoping to build on an encouraging 2-1 triumph over Walsall at the weekend.
Michael Flynn’s men slipped to a disappointing defeat to Northampton Town last Tuesday which prompted eight changes for the clash with The Saddlers.
The rotation had the desired effect and the three points moved them into double figures and another positive result this evening will push them into the play-off positions overnight.
After being beaten by Morecambe in last season’s Play-Off Final, County will be aiming to push themselves back into the promotion picture again during 2021/22.
One To Watch
Cameron Norman has been an ever-present for Newport County since making a switch to Rodney Parade from Walsall on a two-year deal during the summer.
A defender by trade, Norman came through the ranks with Norwich City and was a key figure in The Canaries’ Under-18s at they won the FA Youth Cup in 2013.
After a spell in non-league, the versatile star won a move back into the EFL with Oxford in 2018 and then moved on to Walsall for an undisclosed fee where he became a regular.
Head To Head
Barrow will be going in search of a second consecutive home win over The Exiles this evening following last term’s 2-1 success in Cumbria.
Tonight’s game will be the 23rd competitive meeting between the two clubs in a rivalry which has spread across the National League and the Football League.
Robert Madley will be on the whistle at The Dunes Hotel Stadium for the first time this season when he takes charge of our meeting with Newport County.
The experienced official was with us last season for the 2-2 draw against Walsall in October and has operated right across the EFL and Premier League.
He has overseen eight fixtures so far in 2021/22, the most recent being Walsall’s 1-0 win over Brighton Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy ten days ago.
Tickets for tonight’s game are available in advance online right now, from Main Reception (card payment only) and then from the Fan Zone Ticket Booth from 5pm (cash and card payment).
We are allowed to stream this evening’s fixture on iFollow so if you can’t get along to The Dunes Stadium then you will be able to enjoy a live feed online with us.
All you need to do is ensure you’re signed-up for a FREE iFollow account and then you can add a Video Match Pass for this evening’s game then sit back and enjoy all the action live.
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined by John Goodwin for full coverage of tonight’s game against The Exiles.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.
The Bluebirds have been installed as 11/8 favourites for three points tonight, with visitors Newport rated a 2/1 shot for victory and the draw priced up at 21/10 with our friends at Sky Bet.