Newport County AFC kick-off their 2021/22 campaign with a trip to Boundary Park to take on Oldham Athletic on Saturday afternoon.
The Exiles came within touching distance of securing promotion last term after reaching the Sky Bet League Two play-off final before falling short at the final hurdle.
Michael Flynn has strengthened his squad over the summer window after several departures from Rodney Parade, and will be looking to guide the Exiles one step further this season.
Flynn’s side were forced to play all bar two of their fixtures last season without the Amber Army due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they will receive their full backing in Greater Manchester as the Exiles look to make a positive start to the new campaign.
THE OPPOSITION – OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Oldham Athletic come into the new season off the back of an 18th-placed finish last term, with the Latics managing 15 wins and accumulating 54 points.
Through the transfer window, the Latics have lost Conor McAleny, Sido Jombati and Gary Woods, but have bolstered their squad with the arrivals of Sam Hart, Hallam Hope, Jack Stobbs, Jayson Leutwiler and Harrison McGahey.
It’s been a busy summer window for the Exiles, which has seen plenty of arrivals and outgoings at Rodney Parade.
Cameron Norman became the first signing of the window when he made the switch to south Wales shortly after the Sky Bet …….