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POST MATCH | Dom Poleon talks to the media after his full debut for the Exiles

10 October 2019

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Dominic Poleon is looking forward to further chances to impress after making his first start for Newport County AFC in the Leasing.Com Trophy defeat to Exeter City at Rodney Parade.

The striker linked up well with Tristan Abrahams and Corey Whitely in the first half but two well-taken strikes from Matt Jay ensured the Grecians took all three points, denting the Exiles’ hopes of qualifying to the knockout stage.

Despite the result, Poleon was pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt and is hoping to feature more regularly in the coming weeks. 

“I’d like to keep getting some fitness,” he said.

“When the opportunity came to move to Newport, I knew the quality they had. I knew coming here was going to be a challenge. 

“The boys are doing well and I am coming into a winning team and a successful one so it’s just [about] waiting for your time and when you get chances like this, try to impress.”

The 26-year-old revealed the players and staff have made him feel welcome in South Wales and he has been impressed with the attitude around the Club.

“It’s a good bunch here, all the staff and players have made me feel welcome,” he added.

“We’ve got some good experience, we’ve got some quality players.

“We fight to the end and that is the mentality you have to have to be a player here and I am buying in to that.

“The crowd get behind us from minute one to the end. Everyone has that die-hard mentality. That was something I was made aware of when I first came and I am enjoying it.”

Poleon’s next chance to put on the Amber shirt will be Saturday, October 19, when Scunthorpe United visit Rodney Parade.

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