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PRESS | Tom King Previews Oldham After International Duty with Wales

23 November 2019

Newport County AFC resume their SkyBet League Two campaign against Oldham Athletic this afternoon with goalkeeper Tom King returning to the Club after being part of the Wales squad that earned qualification to UEFA EURO 2020 next summer.

The 24-year-old was an unused substitute as wins over Azerbaijan and Hungary ensured Wales booked their place at a second consecutive European Championship. 

King was prominent in the celebrations that followed but has already switched his focus to the task at hand for the Exiles.

“It was a great honour to be called up and the night that we produced on Tuesday was a special one that will live long in the memory of a lot of Wales fans including myself,” said King.

The next camp is March. That’s not going to be at the forefront of my mind until the moment I get the call or the email. 

“I’ve got unfinished business here. I left on what I put down as a poor mistake against Grimsby and I’ll be looking to put that right as soon as possible. 

“We need to improve our form in the league, two losses in a row. That’s not good enough, that’s not the standard we set for ourselves.”

County have the chance to get back on track in the league with the visit of Oldham and victory would keep them firmly in the hunt for automatic promotion. The Club are currently ninth in the table, six points behind leaders Swindon Town with two games in hand.

Plymouth-born shot-stopper King is pleased with how his debut season at the Club has started and believes there is still more to come from the squad.

“It’s all come together exactly how I would have l liked,” added King, who moved from Millwall to South Wales in the summer.

“The team’s performing well, we’re doing well in the league, through to the second round of the FA Cup. 

“We had a good tie in the Carabao Cup where we covered ourselves in a lot of glory and through in the [Leasing.Com Trophy] as well. 

“At this very moment, I would say I made the right decision and I can’t see that being any different because we are a team that hasn’t really got going yet.”


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