Newport County: Oliver McBurnie set to face Notts County

By Dafydd JonesBBC Sport Wales
Oliver McBurnie
Oliver McBurnie came through the youth ranks at Manchester United
League Two: Notts County v Newport County
Venue: Meadow Lane Date: Saturday, 12 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales AM; live text and score updates on the BBC Sport website

Newport County manager John Sheridan says on-loan Swansea striker Oliver McBurnie will feature at Notts County on Saturday.

The 19-year-old did not play in their 1-0 FA Cup win at Barnet last weekend as Swansea didn't want him cup-tied.

McBurnie is with County until the beginning January and scored a hat-trick on his debut against Luton Town.

"He'll be involved. He got off to a great start, but I've got four or five strikers," said Sheridan.

"We have to keep on winning and slowly catch the teams above us and getting them involved around us - the more teams involved in a relegation scrap the better."

Newport have gone 10 games unbeaten in all competitions and have pulled five points clear of the League Two relegation zone.

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As well as their recent fine league form, the Exiles are through to the third round for the FA Cup first time since being reformed in 1989 after the win against Barnet.

Newport will host Championship side Blackburn Rovers between 8-11 January 2016.

"It's a good game for us. It'll test us, they're a good team," Sheridan added.

"Hopefully we'll get a decent crowd and carry on with the form we're showing of late and if Blackburn have an off day then we have a chance."

Defender Scott Bennett, on loan from Notts County, is unavailable for the trip to Meadow Lane while midfielder Yan Klukowski also misses out with a hamstring injury.

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