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FT: Newport County 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers

Newport County have lost out to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup this evening.

Rovers gained a lead early on after a penalty from Ben Marshall but County's Mark Byrne managed to equalise in the 30th minute.

But Blackburns Jordan Rhodes responded with a header in the 75th minute to lead the visiting side 2-1.


Warren Feeney confirmed as Newport County manager

Newport County have confirmed Warren Feeney is take control as new first-team manager.

Feeney joined the club in October as assistant manager Credit: PA

Warren, who was assistant to John Sheridan, will take control of first-time duties, starting with this Saturday's visit to York City.

The former Northern Ireland International had previous experience of management before joining the Exiles back in October as assistant manager.

He'll be assisted by former Blackburn Rovers player Andy Todd.

It's a great honour for me to be appointed as Manager of Newport County AFC. I have a house in the area and my plan has always been to settle here with my family.

I have enjoyed my time at the club and I am looking forward to the challenges of being a Football League manager.

We have some crucial games coming up, so all of the efforts will be focused on preparation for those games and picking up the points we need to help us move further away from the bottom two.

– Warren Feeney

Warren becomes the club's fifth manager in less then 12 months.


Newport County sack manager Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher has left Newport after just five months in charge Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Newport County have sacked manager Terry Butcher after just five months in charge.

County currently sit bottom of League two, with just one win from ten games since the former England international took charge of the club in April.

Butcher’s assistant Russell Osman and Chief Scout Steve Marsella have also parted ways with the Exiles as part of the shakeup.

In a statement, the club say they are hopeful of naming a successor before Saturday’s meeting with Exeter City.

The move comes amid a week of change at Rodney Parade following the agreed takeover of the club by a consortium of supporters after the departure of major backer Les Scadding.

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