Ben Kennedy could return for Exiles

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Newport could be bolstered by the return of loan signing Ben Kennedy for the visit of Cheltenham on Friday.

Newport could be bolstered by the return of loan signing Ben Kennedy for the visit of Cheltenham on Friday.

The deadline-day recruit from Stevenage has missed the last three matches with a toe injury.

Matty Dolan, Andrew Crofts and Fraser Franks remain out as boss Michael Flynn considers changes following defeats to Colchester and Northampton which he says have virtually ended County’s Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes.

Forwards Ade Azeez and Harry McKirdy are in contention to feature alongside established front pair Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt.

Cheltenham are close to full-strength as the Robins seek to build on the 4-1 win over Notts County which eased their relegation worries.

Veteran striker Luke Varney is set to lead the attack after scoring his 11th goal of the season against the Magpies.

Loan signing Cameron Pring will probably be on the bench against opponents that hemade 11 appearances for in the first half of the season.

Midfielder Alex Addai remains sidelined by a hamstring problem, although he is back in the gym and running again.

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