Newport travel to the New Forest on Saturday as they take on Port old boy Richard Morse and his Ringwood side.
The home side currently sit atop the fledgling Wessex Div 1 table with two wins and a draw whilst the Port have been improving and keeping two clean sheets in their last two matches.
Joe Craig returns to the Port squad folllowing suspension and is expected to be joined by others who were unavailable for the previous match at Andover. Jordan Browne starts a two match suspension following his dismissal at Andover last Saturday.
Newport reserves commence their league season with an away match at Seaview, kick off is at 2.00pm. The young side have grown in confidence during pre-season making the transition from Youth to Adult football with some ever improving results.