Midfielder Danny Devine made a welcome return to the field of play on Saturday, having been sidelined midway through December with a troublesome knee injury.
Speaking about the midfielder’s late appearance on Saturday, manager Chris Beech told us: “It was tough for me. You’ve got Cedwyn Scott, who’s not done anything too wrong, and we had a practice game on Thursday for 60 minutes for lads who haven’t been starting regularly.
“I looked at Danny, he played at full-back in that, and it’s great to see him back. Sending him on against Barrow – that rule, it’s a head injury, Jack Armer’s not bleeding, but he’s been told to come off the pitch.
“They’ve just sent big Calvin Andrew on, and they’ve already got Quigs, and all they’re going to do is pump it into your box. The officials are telling me at that point that my defender, who I need to be out there and marking people, has to come off the pitch.
“I had to make the change but the referee blew the whistle straight away, but it is great to see Danny back and available again.”
As for JJ Kayode, he said: “He was running around the pitch as we had that practice match and I kept looking at him to see if he could give us five minutes.
“he’s nearly there, but not quite enough. Maybe he’ll be right for Newport.”