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Season 22/23 Newport finished 15th with 57 points.

Currently they are in 18th  place with  3 points.

Crewe 4 v Newport 2

Newport 4  Doncaster 0

Newport 3  Charlton 1 (EFL Cup)

Accrington 3 Newport 0

Ones To Watch

Omar Bogle

Omar Bogle joined Newport in 2022 and was their top scorer in season 22/23 with 17 goals and 2 assists. Originally from the Midlands Omar has played for more than 10 teams in his career including Solihull Moors, Grimsby, Wigan, Doncaster, Charlton & Hartlepool.Omar played once for England C team in 2014. He is currently recovering from an injury so may not be fit to play.

Newport’s current top scorer is Will Evans with 4 goals. Seb Palmer-Houlden, a teenager on loan from Bristol City, has scored twice.

Newport are reported to be trying to sign another striker.

Newport Mascot


Originally from Dublin Graham Coughlan played for a variety of teams including Livingston, Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Shrewsbury & Southend.

Graham began his managerial career at League One Bristol Rovers in 2018, initially as caretaker, with Rovers in the League One relegation zone in December when he took charge. During his caretaker spell, Graham earned 10 points from a possible 15 which lifted his team out of the bottom four and led to him being given the job on a permanent basis, and he guided Rovers to safety with a 15th-place finish. Bristol Rovers started the 2019-20 season well under Coughlan’s tutelage, rising to 4th after a 2-1 win at Ipswich in what was Graham’s final game in charge of the Gas.

Graham then joined Mansfield in December 2019, to be closer to the family home in Yorkshire, and led the Stags to League Two safety at the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign. In October 2020, Mansfield Town confirmed they had parted ways with Coughlan, after a poor start to the season.

Graham spent some time as a coach at Sheffield United’s Under-23s before his return to first-team management with Newport County in October 2022.

Graham Coughlan

Rovers Connection

Jamille Matt

 Jamille Matt, now Walsall, played 76 times for Newport before joining FGR where he played 98 matches scoring 36 goals. Jamille captained FGR to the L2 Championship.

Aaron Collins, now Bristol Rovers, was born in Newport and played 20 times for his hometown team. He played for FGR 72 times, scoring 14 goals.

One of the most exciting matches played at TNL was the playoff semi-final with Newport in May 2021 which despite FGR winning 4-3 ended in heart break with Newport winning 5-4 on aggregate. Both Matt & Collins scored against their old club.

Forest Grn 4 – 3 Newport – Match Report & Highlights (

Aaron Collins (right)

Goalkeeper Jonny Maxted – Super Ted -played for FGR 20 times 2015 -16. In July 23 he joined Newport.

Ryan Inniss made 24 appearances and scored one goal for Newport while on loan from Crystal Palace between August 19 and July 20

Club History

Rodney Parade

Newport is one of only 3 EFL clubs that are majority owned by their fans (Exeter City and AFC Wimbledon are the others).  Newport had spent most of their time in the 3rd tier since they joined in 1921.  But they were relegated from the 3rd tier in 1987 and then finished bottom of the 4th tier in 1988 which meant they were relegated to the Conference, ending their 60-year stay in the EFL.  The following year they went out of business and were expelled from the Conference for failing to fulfil their fixtures.

A group of supporters then reformed the club, and they were admitted into the Hellenic League (4 divisions below the EFL).  It was at this time that they became known as The Exiles as they were unable to play at their Newport home and had to play their fixtures in various locations in England including Gloucester City & Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire. This is why Newport still have some supporters from the Gloucestershire area.  Since then, Newport have been on a steady upward trajectory and, though it was a long haul, they finally made their way back into the EFL at the start of the 2013/14 season.  The club crest reflects the fact that they were formed in 1912 and re-born in 1989.

Newport County fans are known as the ‘Amber Army’ and, if you wondered where the ‘County’ came from, they were originally known as The Newport & Monmouth County Association Football Club, which got shortened as it was difficult to chant on the terraces.

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