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Morecambe v Newport County League Two play-off final kick-off time, TV channel, live stream info and early team news

Newport County are 90 minutes away from taking their place in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1987.

The Exiles take on Morecambe on Bank Holiday Monday in the League Two play-off final, in a match that rounds off a feast of EFL action at the home of English football.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the clash at Wembley.

What time is Morecambe v Newport County kick-off?

Morecambe v Newport County kicks off at 3pm on Monday, May 31, at Wembley Stadium.

Is Morecambe v Newport County on TV?

Morecambe v Newport County will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Coverage on their Football and Main Event channels begins at 2.30pm.

What about live streaming?

Sky Sports customers will be able to live stream the game via the Sky Go app.

You can also follow updates from the game in London on our live blog which will be on Gist Vile’s football page.

What is the latest team news?

Morecambe will be able to call upon Kelvin Mellor after his recent suspension, but Shrimps boss Derek Adams may well choose to go with the same line-up that got his side to Wembley.

Stephen Hendrie will miss out after beings ruled out with an ankle injury picked up during at Tranmere in the first leg of the their semi-final.

County boss Mike Flynn has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Wembley, but may well call on one of Joss Labadie, Kevin Ellison, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Maynard and Priestley Farquharson – all of whom made an impact from the bench in the dramatic second leg tie with Forest Green.

What have the managers said?

Newport boss Michael Flynn: “It has been a huge change, when I first arrived here it was do or die. You had no time to improve technique or do too many tactical things. We had to focus on pulling together, otherwise we would have been relegated and we probably would not have come back.

“Now we have changed the squad slightly. In the summer we were able to move a couple out and really nail down the players we wanted, who were more comfortable on the ball, and adaptable to new roles.

“We are going to need that bit of quality in the final third to open them up and have one-on-one situations where we can exploit them.”

Morecambe boss Derek Adams : “For this football club, I think it’s really important that we move on from years gone by. People said we were little old Morecambe and we’re trying to change that scope on it.

“We’ve been spoken about in the media in great light this year because of the way we play.

“It’s testament to the players and squad we have here that we have a Morecambe side that are exciting to watch, who create a lot of chances in games and that they’re excited to see.”

Odds

Match result

Morecambe win – 17/10

Draw – 11/5

Newport win – 6/4

To win the final

Morecambe – 10/11

Newport – 4/5

(Odds courtesy of Sky Bet, correct at time of publishing)

Who’s the referee?

Bobby Madley is the man in the middle for this clash at Wembley.

He will be assisted by Geoffrey Liddle & David Hunt.

The fourth official is Craig Hicks.

Match facts

  • Morecambe have lost each of their last three League Two matches against Newport County, one more than in their first 13 meetings with the Exiles (W7 D4 L2).
  • For only the second time in the last 13 seasons, the League Two play-off final will be contested by the teams who finished fourth and fifth in the table; the other was Southend and Wycombe’s 1-1 draw in the 2015 final, with the Shrimpers winning 7-6 on penalties.
  • Morecambe are looking to reach the third tier of English football for the first time, having played 14 consecutive seasons in League Two since 2007-08. The Shrimps have played more seasons in the Football League without playing higher than the fourth tier than any other side.
  • Newport County haven’t won Football League promotion since the 1979-80 season, when they finished third in the fourth tier. The Exiles haven’t played in the third tier since 1986-87 and suffered a 1-0 defeat in the 2018-19 League Two play-off final to Tranmere Rovers in their only previous Football League play-off final appearance.
  • Morecambe have won their only two previous appearances at Wembley, winning the 1974 FA Trophy final against Dartford and the 2007 Conference play-off final against Exeter City. They are one of only seven club sides to have played more than once at Wembley winning every visit to the national stadium.
  • Newport have lost three of their four matches at Wembley, losing to York City in the 2012 FA Trophy final, Spurs in an FA Cup replay in February 2018 and Tranmere in May 2019 in the League Two play-off final. Their one previous win at the stadium came in the 2013 Conference play-off final, beating Wrexham with current boss Michael Flynn in the starting XI that day.
  • Morecambe manager Derek Adams is looking for his second promotion from League Two, having led Plymouth Argyle to automatic promotion in 2016-17. However, Adams suffered defeat in his only previous Football League play-off final, losing 2-0 with Argyle against AFC Wimbledon in 2015-16.
  • Newport County’s 42-year-old forward Kevin Ellison is the top scoring player in Football League meetings between Morecambe and Newport (7), scoring six times for Morecambe and once for Newport in their 3-1 win over the Shrimps earlier this season; no other player has more than three goals in games between the sides

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