Football - Rowett pondering options

Burton boss Gary Rowett must decide whether to make changes to his starting line-up against Newport.

Rowett named an unchanged team against Northampton on Boxing Day but could freshen things up for a second game in the space of three days on Sunday.

Midfielders Lee Bell (hamstring) and Alex MacDonald (virus) returned to the bench after injury and illness respectively for the 1-0 win over the Cobblers, while striker Rene Howe will be fresh to face Albion's fellow promotion hopefuls after starting on the bench for the last two matches.

Defender Zander Diamond and forwards Dominic Knowles and Michael Symes also provide Rowett with options.