Newport County will welcome Gillingham to Rodney Parade this weekend as League Two and League One march on during the World Cup with 19th set to meet against 22nd in what is turning out to be one of the biggest games of the season for either side.
Newport have rocketed down the division since the start October. The Welsh side got a decent draw against Northampton Town in their last league outing, as they took a point from the third-placed when they took the lead in the second minute before a brutal 93rd-minute equaliser from Northampton
At the sane time, a defeat to Stockport County last time out and a draw with Mansfield Town before the Northampton game does now mean a three-game winless run in League Two. Newport last beat Colchester United three weeks ago, and this also ended a run of only one victory in their previous eight league outings, losing the other seven.
Gillingham managed to beat Premier League Brentford three weeks ago in the EFL Cup on penalties, but with a loss to Northampton a few days late, they have won just one of their last four games in regular time after also drawing with non-league Fylde in the FA Cup. On the other hand, they managed to beat them in the repla just four days ago.