Labadie back in contention for Newport

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Newport midfielder Joss Labadie is set to start for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two play-off final against Tranmere at Wembley after recovering from injury.

Newport midfielder Joss Labadie is set to start for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two play-off final against Tranmere at Wembley after recovering from injury.

Labadie limped off with cramp during the second leg of their semi-final at Mansfield but has returned to training in the build-up to the match with Micky Mellon’s side.

Keanu Marsh-Brown, who was an unused substitute at the One Call Stadium, is available after the birth of his child on Monday as boss Michael Flynn has a near fully-fit squad to choose from.

The only player set to miss out is back-up goalkeeper Nick Townsend, who has a bicep problem.

Tranmere have no new fitness concerns as they prepare for the Wembley showdown with the Welsh outfit.

Rovers have had more than a week to recover from the exertions of their semi-final success over Forest Green.

The only absentees will be long-term injury-victims Luke McCullough, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs (all knee) and Ishmael Miller (hamstring).

Goalkeeper Scott Davies is set to continue as captain with Steve McNulty unlikely to start.

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