NEWPORT County AFC's rearranged Sky Bet League Two clash against Exeter City at Rodney Parade have been confirmed.

The fixture between the Exiles and the Grecians was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 29, but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

County will now welcome Matt Taylor's side for the rearranged fixture on Tuesday, February 16, with a kick-off time of 7pm.

Exeter City are currently in 10th in the Sky Bet League Two table, seven points adrift of the Exiles, although they have played a game less.

The Exiles's most recent game against Southend United was the latest to fall foul of the weather.

Referee Paul Howard deemed the surface at Rodney Parade unplayable a short time before the teams were due to kick off.

Torrential rain had caused the postponement of the fixture against Exeter, but this time it was a frozen pitch.

Exiles boss Michael Flynn backed the ref’s call despite the toil of the Rodney Parade groundstaff, who are back in work after being hit by a coronavirus outbreak.

“The efforts of the groundstaff was phenomenal and it’s a credit to them that some of the pitch was playable,” said Flynn.

“There were just too many areas that were solid and the referee made a decision for the safety and wellbeing of the players, so it was the correct decision.

“First thing this morning it was off, the referee came and it was solid. The temperature was going to rise slightly and the pitch has got a lot better, but there are just too many areas where it was frozen.

“It’s not ideal for Southend but the referee has made a decision and I agree with it. I’ve seen a couple of their staff members and they realise that we wanted to give it as long as possible, they were in agreement with that.

“It’s just unfortunate and there are going to be a lot of games off this weekend because of the weather conditions.”

County haven’t played since Boxing Day and their next fixture is the televised FA Cup tie against Premier League Brighton a week on Sunday.

However, that fixture is the evening after the Dragons host the Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14 so all eyes will be on the condition of the pitch on Sunday.