NEWPORT County AFC have announced that there will be a precautionary pitch inspection ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Oxford United.

A club statement reads: "Following intensive work by ground staff over the weekend, including the implementation of temporary drainage, the pitch at Rodney Parade is in a far improved state than recent weeks.

"After consultation with the Football League and Oxford United a preliminary pitch inspection will take place at 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday February 18) by the match referee.

"Currently, the pitch is in a playable state and whilst the weather forecast for tomorrow is currently favourable, we are mindful of today’s weather forecast, hence the precautionary assessment at 1pm tomorrow."