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POST-MATCH | Matchwinner Josh Sheehan Speaks to the media after his Scunthorpe winner

20 October 2019

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JOSH Sheehan is looking to add more goals to his game after getting a taste for it in Newport County AFC’s 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United at Rodney Parade.

The Welsh midfielder struck a sensational strike into the top corner in the second half to hand the Exiles all three points and move them up to third in the SkyBet League Two table – just three points off the summit with a game in hand. 

Padraig Amond had opened the scoring just before the break but that was cancelled out when Mark O’Brien diverted a cross beyond the reach of Tom King. However, Sheehan took matters into his own hands with an unstoppable shot to open his account for the season.

“Northampton at home was my last one,” explained Sheehan.

“That is what I want to get into my game, I know I am playing a bit deeper now but today I was playing a bit more further forward, that was the plan, and thankfully I scored.

“I might have a target for myself but I’ll keep it to myself. 

“I want to score as much as I can because I want to help the team. 

“The most important thing is getting a win and if that is me scoring then that is even better.

“I want to be playing better and always keep reaching new targets. 

“As long as the gaffer keeps picking me obviously I am doing something right so that’s the main thing.”

The victory extended the Club’s unbeaten home run in the league to 14 games and the Exiles are back at Rodney Parade on Tuesday when they welcome Crawley Town.

“We’re on a good run. We know every time we go into a home game people don’t like coming here and we’re going to give them a right old game and a right battle,” added Sheehan.

“We fight for every single ball, fight for everything.  

“I think last time Carlisle sat off us a bit more when teams didn’t really do that, they used to categorise us as a long-ball team but I feel like we can mix it up. 

“If a team sits off us we’ll play, if they come and press us we’ll go long, we’ll do whatever it takes to win.”


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