Albion twice played the old Newport County prior to the club going out of business in February, 1989. The Baggies last played the Exiles in a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns in February, 1947 – over 66 years ago.
Supporters established a new club, Newport AFC, in June 1989 before voting to change their name to Newport County AFC ten years later.
The Baggies won the League Cup in 1966 and have twice finished as runners-up in 1967 and 1970.
County won 3-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the first round of the competition.
Last time out
HOME: Division Two (old), Saturday, February 1, 1947, Albion 2 (Walsh 2) Newport County (old) 2
AWAY: Division Two (old), Saturday, September 28, 1946, Newport County (old) 2 Albion 7 (Southam OG, Barlow, Elliott, Clarke 4)
Form guide (last six league matches)
NEWPORT COUNTY AFC: WLWD
Last league match line-ups
ALBION (v Everton - away D 0-0): Foster (L Daniels 77); Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Rosenberg (Vydra 66), Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans; Morrison; Long (Brunt 81). Subs not used: Lugano, Berahino, Sinclair, Popov.
NEWPORT COUNTY AFC (v Dagenham & Redbridge – away D 1-1): Pidgeley; Pipe, Worley, Naylor, Hughes, Sandell, Minshull, Willmott (Flynn 77), Chapman, Zebroski (Crow 82), Jolley (Washington 63). Subs not used: James, Jackson, Stephens.
Newport County AFC team news
Newport were only able to name six substitutes at Dagenham on Saturday - with Max Porter and Aaron O'Connor out with groin problems and defender Ismail Yakubu has a calf injury.
Tony James could make his first start of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Andy D'Urso referees tonight’s game. The Essex official last oversaw the Baggies in a 1-1 draw at Reading in the Championship on Saturday, March 27, 2010. D'Urso has dished out 16 yellow and two red cards in four matches so far this season.
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