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6 November 2019

We take a look at some of the stories from around Sky Bet League Two.


Edinburgh To Be Remembered At Rodney Parade

Newport County will induct the late Justin Edinburgh into their hall of fame on December 29th at their match with Leyton Orient.

Edinburgh managed both teams, getting Newport promoted to League Two in 2013 and doing the same with Leyton Orient earlier this year.

He passed away at the age of 49, after suffering a cardiac arrest in June, saddening the whole of the football world.

The JE3 Foundation was set up following Edinburgh’s death; by members of his family, widow Kerri, son Charlie and daughter Cydnie.

Match proceeds will go to the charity, which campaigns for defibrillators to be available in all gyms and looks to raise awareness about heart disease.

A Newport statement said: "Justin made the dream of Football League status a reality for us and he will forever be in the hearts of all County fans.”

McWilliams Undergoes Appendix Operation

Northampton Town midfielder Shaun McWilliams has had an appendix operation, which will keep him out of action for up to a month.

The 21-year-old had the operation on Saturday evening after falling ill before the club’s match with Oldham Athletic, which finished in a 2-2 draw.

"We wish Shaun well and look forward to having him back available again as soon as possible” said his manager, Keith Curle.

Grimsby Game Postponed For Second Consecutive Week

On Saturday, for the second week in a row, Grimsby Town had their League Two match called off, this time, away at Plymouth Argyle.

Last weekend, Grimsby had to postpone a home game against Cheltenham Town as a result of the club having a waterlogged pitch.

This time around, it was due to heavy winds overnight ,causing safety concerns and significant damage to the roof of Argyle’s Home Park.

"The continuing weather conditions, with winds gusting to gale force at times, has made it impossible to safely access the roof to make repairs" A Plymouth statement said.

The announcement was made less than three hours before kick-off meaning that some Mariners fans made a 690-mile round trip for no reason.

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