CRAIG Warlow says Newport will have to be mindful of Swansea’s driving lineout when the sides clash at Rodney Parade tonight (kick-off 7.30pm).

The Black and Ambers head coach also feels the pace of exciting young backs Callum Carson and Ben Cambriani is something the hosts must watch out for.

Swansea arrive in Newport on the back of four straight losses, a run that has left them 14th in the Principality Premiership.

Warlow’s men go into the game seventh in the table following a hard-fought 20-17 victory at troubled Neath.

When asked what Swansea’s main threats are, Warlow said: “We know what’s coming from Swansea.

“They are pretty organised and effective up front, particularly with their driving lineout, which is a huge weapon for them.

“That’s where they get their best go forward ball and we’ve got to be aware of it.

“They’ve also got good carrying capability and pace with Callum Carson and Ben Cambriani.”

On the league in general, he added: “It’s really tight at the top and the bottom, and there is a bit of a split developing.

“We’re a couple of victories from topping the table, but there are seven or eight teams who can say that.

“We won’t really be able to get a true idea of where we are in this league until Christmas when everyone has played everyone else.

“But even then that might not be the case because we’ve had a lot of away games in the first half of the season and finish with seven or eight home matches in our last 10.”

Newport have a fine recent record against the St Helen’s outfit.

The All Whites’ last win in the fixture was in March 2014 when they triumphed 24-10 in Swansea.

Newport have held the upper hand over Richard Lancaster’s side since then with successes in both league and cup.