Newport County defender Ismail Yakubu joins Cambridge

Ismail Yakubu
Ismail Yakubu signed for Newport County in the summer of 2011

Newport County will be without Ismail Yakubu for their trip to Forest Green Rovers as he has joined Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Cambridge United.

The centre-back has signed a one-month emergency loan deal at Cambridge so is unavailable as County bid to win their first win in 10 games on Tuesday.

Former Northern Ireland midfielder Tommy Doherty returns from a knee injury for the game at The Lawn.

"We're confident," said County manager Anthony Hudson.

"We've had two or three good performances recently and we'll keep building on that."