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Newport move two friendlies

Newport will play their two home friendlies away from Rodney Parade, the club have announced.

The Exiles revealed on Wednesday that as a precautionary measure they will play Coventry and German side FC Carl Zeiss Jena at their former home of Spytty Park later this month.

The club confirmed in a statement that the summer work carried out on improving the pitch at Rodney Parade had been successful, but needed "more time and extra attention in order to ensure it is in the best possible condition for the season ahead".