NEWPORT County AFC are likely to add to their fixture congestion in the League Two run-in with another postponement rather than risk playing without their international contingent at the end of the month.

The Exiles are scheduled to return to Rodney Parade to face Scunthorpe United on Saturday, March 27 but manager Michael Flynn is likely to have a depleted squad.

Influential midfielder Josh Sheehan and reserve goalkeeper Tom King are hoping to get Wales calls for the fixtures against Belgium, Mexico and the Czech Republic when Robert Page announces his squad on Monday.

The Exiles will already be without on-loan midfielder Luke Gambin, who is set to add to his 28 caps when facing Russia, Slovakia and Croatia with Malta.

INTERNATIONAL: Luke Gambin has been called up by Malta

INTERNATIONAL: Luke Gambin has been called up by Malta

They could also have Lewis Collins called up by Wales Under-21s for the March 26 friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Wrexham. The midfielder made his international debut against Belgium last year.

Added to that, promising prospect Lewys Twamley has been called up by Wales Under-18s to face England.

County would postpone the Scunthorpe game rather than gambling on getting the job done with the rest of the squad.

"Tell me any team in this position who would go into it with five internationals missing,” said Flynn. "If it happens then the game won't be on."

County have just two Tuesday slots available ahead of the season finale against Southend.

They could rearrange the fixture against Scunthorpe for the April 27 (in between games against promotion rivals Exeter and Cheltenham) or May 4 (between Cheltenham and Southend).

Wales face Belgium on Wednesday, March 24, Mexico on Saturday March 27 and the Czech Republic on Tuesday, March 30.

Twamley is excited about facing the English on Monday, March 29.

The 17-year-old played for County in the EFL Trophy clashes against Cheltenham, Plymouth and Norwich City U21s.

The midfielder has been in fine form for Newport’s Under-18s with 15 goals so far this season.

Twamley said: "It’s obviously a proud moment for me and my family of course and it's nice to see that the hard work is now paying off.

"It's an honour to get the chance to represent my country for the first time, so I’m looking forward to the experience."