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Newport and Wrexham desperate for league wins

Newport County will be looking for their first win in six games, away at Wycombe Wanderers in League Two this afternoon.

It will be caretaker manager Jimmy Dack's third game in charge, after Justin Edinburgh's departure.

Newport are still getting used to life without Justin Edinburgh. Credit: PA

Newport lost 2-0 at AFC Wimbledon last Saturday, before a 1-1 draw against Tranmere Rovers at Rodney Parade on Tuesday.

The Welsh side are still in sixth, and in the League Two play-off places, but Wycombe are three spots above them going into the game at Adams Park.

Wrexham have not won in the league since Boxing Day - and face another tough task against Conference leaders Barnet at the Racecourse this afternoon.

Wrexham's cup form has masked their struggles in the league. Credit: PA

The Welsh side sit 17th in the division, but progressed to the FA Trophy semi-final with a 1-0 win at Halifax on Tuesday night.


Welsh clubs' FA Cup Third-Round Draws

  • Stoke v Wrexham
  • Oxford or Tranmere Rovers v Swansea
  • Cardiff v Colchester

Wrexham face a tough game against Premier League side Stoke in the third round of the FA Cup. The matches will take place over the first weekend of January, and sees the Premier League and Championship sides join the competition.

The draw was held at 'The Deep' aquarium in Hull

Full time: Wrexham 3 - 1 Maidstone United

Wrexham are through to the third round of the FA Cup, after beating Maidstone United 3-1 at the Racecourse.

Andy Bishop scored with a penalty and a header in the second half, to add to Manny Smith's first-half strike.

Maidstone were reduced to 10 men when Aaron Simpson was dismissed, before Alex Flisher got their goal.

Wrexham were comfortable against a side who play their football two tiers below them, and will now go into Monday's third round draw, hoping for a prestigious and valuable tie against one of the country's big clubs.

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