Ahead of Tuesdays clash we've spoke to three Newport fans about all things Exiles. Here's our first parter with Shane;
How long have you followed Newport County?
It's been about 10years now since moved down South Wales and decided support my local side rather then big sides of Cardiff,Swansea
Who are your favourite players past and present?
David pipe county legend glad have him back at the club Michael Flynn (player manager) gutted when he left us for management but got him back and had changed our club around big time
What was your most memorable season?
It would have to be our promotion to league 2 especially as it was v a rival Wrexham in play off final we was underdogs for that game and 2 late goals and we are in league 2 and still lucky to be after last seasons antics
What are your hopes for this season?
I would love us to not in be in a relagation battle I would happily take mid table/ top half finish
Teams to go up this season?
That's tough call so many good teams
Name a player to keep an eye on?
It would have be young Lamar Reynolds and Mcklukosy both are playing well and can't forget Dolan who's in fine form since coming from Yeovil.
Can you elaborate on the Problems with the pitch and draw in north division?
Wasn't best pleased with it as I believe West Ham should been put in north draw being bigger club and having more money I understand relaying of pitch can take time and effort but when ground share with 2 rugby teams the pitch will take its toll but have wru Welsh rugby union involved now so hopefully we can look up and less games called off
What would your prefer: Cup run or League glory?
I don't think we would be ready for league glory just yet so would love cup run and get big team home. And possibly take them to a replay.
I hope we do sell out our allocation but it's a weekday so it's going be tough for some people to get time off work to travel upto Leeds and on the that note would like thank Leeds for allowing us our full ticket allocation for this game
Score and Scorers for Tuesdays clash?
Dream score: Leeds 0-2 newport Reynolds and Dolan
Realistic score: Leeds 3-1 newport
We'd like to thank Shane for taking the time to do out interview and wish him the best for the season.
Stay tuned for our second and third parts for our interviews with a few more Newport County fans ahead of Tuesdays cup clash.
By Keith Ingham