Guests remain second from bottom and with a caretaker manager on bench, but only two defeats for them in last seven rounds and for this round will meet a team in great troubles with absences.
A virus contracted by Maloney ( midf.2+4) rapidly passed to many members of team and this is added to an already bad situation with many players out.
Centre back Demetriou (3) returned to training but shouldn't be ready, def. Howkins (9+3), Leadbitter (1) and Bennett (10+1) and midf. Labadie ( 13+1 1g), Whitely (3+7), Willmott (16) and Marsh-Brown and striker Azeez remain all out.
Already in last round ( lost 1-0 against Bradford), Newport was short of players and now situation seems worsened with virus that debilitate other players and the coming busy Christmas period that doesn't permit to trainer to use players not fully fit to avoid worst problems.
In this conditions an improved Stevenage without big missings can gain at least one point here
Newport County vs Stevenage betting tips
Stevenage AH +0.5 (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.85 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-1 WON (+5.95 units)