NEWPORT County AFC will have to put the disappointment of Saturday’s FA Cup exit at the hands of last season’s play-off rivals Morecambe behind them tonight when they travel to Swindon Town (7pm).

The Exiles head to the County Ground needing a point to secure their passage into the knockout stages of the Papa John’s Trophy at the expense of Arsenal U21s.

With the top two in each group qualifying for the next phase, Swindon are already through after claiming maximum points from their two games to date.

Arsenal U21s currently sit second in Southern Group F, one point above County, but the young Gunners have played all three of their round-robin fixtures.

A draw would be good enough to see James Rowberry’s visitors through tonight, while they could progress as group winners with a win.

They have three points from two EFL Trophy games so far following a 2-0 defeat of Plymouth Argyle and 4-3 loss to Arsenal last month.

Rowberry is expected to make changes from the side that were knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend and the boss sees the trip to Wiltshire as a great opportunity to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

“I want to win every game, I want to win the game on Tuesday, I wanted to win (Saturday),” he said.

“We tried to follow the processes we put in place, we’ve got to maintain that and stick to that.

“Things happen, but we’ve got to bounce back from it (Morecambe).

“We need to put a performance in on Tuesday and I’m keen to prepare for every game as best as possible to get results.”

Meanwhile, Swindon’s League Two fixture at home to Crawley Town on Saturday has been postponed due to international call-ups for Ben Garner’s team.

The game will now be played at a later date due to the absence of Jonny Williams, who is with Wales, Jojo Wollacott, Anthony Grant, and Kaine Kesler-Hayden.