NEWPORT County AFC will be without Mickey Demetriou for their final game of the League Two season against Rochdale this afternoon.

The central defender limped off in the closing stages of the Exiles loss to Colchester a fortnight ago.

The stalwart missed Monday's 2-1 win at Port Vale and will not feature against Rochdale at Rodney Parade.

Left-back Ryan Haynes and striker Courtney Baker-Richardson are doubts after coming off in the second half at Vale Park.

Aaron Lewis and Rob Street replaced then and are leading candidates for the XI.

County start the day in 11th and cannot drop a place but can leapfrog Tranmere and Salford.

Three points would not only end a costly four-game losing streak on home soil but would take their tally to 72.

That would be more than they managed when making the play-offs in 2019 and one point behind last season's record high since the return to the Football League.


County and Rochdale are playing for pride at Rodney Parade but there is plenty on the line elsewhere on last day.

The battle for third involved five clubs with Northampton in control ahead of their trip to Barrow.

The Cobblers should go up with victory as they have a five-goal lead over fourth-placed Bristol Rovers, although the Gas do host relegated Scunthorpe who have conceded a whopping 83 times this season.

Joey Barton’s side are highly unlikely to slip up against the Iron, meaning that Mansfield, Port Vale and Swindon are mainly focused on ensuring they make the play-offs.

The Stags and Vale have roles to play in the title race with Exeter hosting the latter and knowing that victory will earn the trophy.

Forest Green Rovers set the pace for most of the season but need to better the Grecians result in Mansfield.

Sutton have had a superb first season in League Two but dropped out of the top seven last weekend.

They need to win at Harrogate and hope that a result goes their way - a Mansfield loss, a Port Vale loss or Swindon failing to beat Michael Flynn’s Walsall.

Tranmere still have a slim chance of sneaking in but need Swindon to lose and Sutton to fail to win.

Fixtures: Barrow v Northampton, Bradford v Carlisle, Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe, Exeter v Port Vale, Harrogate v Sutton, Hartlepool v Colchester, Leyton Orient v Tranmere, Mansfield v Forest Green, Newport County v Rochdale, Oldham v Crawley, Stevenage v Salford, Walsall v Swindon.