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PRE-MATCH | Alex Fisher: “This club is moving in the right direction and I am very grateful to be a part of this group"

20 August 2021

Striker Alex Fisher says he hopes he can become a major asset in Newport County AFC’s frontline this season as he aims for another Sky Bet League One promotion push.

The 31-year-old was announced as the Exiles’ newest signing last Saturday and made his debut against Mansfield Town a few hours later as the Stags came out on top in a 2-1 loss for Michael Flynn’s men.

And the former Exeter City forward is hoping to get into the box a lot more and help out where he can in order to push the Exiles towards the top end of the Sky Bet League Two table.

“Ultimately, my job will be to contribute as much as I can in front of goal," said Fisher.

"Whether that comes from assists or scoring them myself, it’s the nature of the position. First and foremost, I want to be doing the business and that’s the basics of my role. I think it’s going to be expected, as a minimum, that we work hard and play for the badge first.

“I think this club is growing every year and after seeing that club made the play-off final twice in the last three years, I am very grateful to be a part of a group that looks to be heading in the right direction. Hopefully, we can go one further this season."

He continued: “It’s crazy how football works sometimes, when I was younger, the opportunities for contracts were abroad so I ended up spending about three or four years around Europe in the early stage of my career. I was quite late to the Football League but it doesn’t take anything away from how special it still means to me now. I’m as proud as ever to be playing at this level.”

Prenton Park awaits the Exiles on Saturday as Flynn’s side search for their second win on the road during this spell of away fixtures, before making their Rodney Parade homecoming on Wednesday night against Southampton.

But Fisher believes teams are still finding their feet at this stage of the campaign, and he won't be reading too much into the first few results.

“As cliché as it sounds, I always find that in the first five or eight games of the season, anyone can beat anyone as all the clubs are still finding their feet in the new season. It’s still a chance to see how certain squads have developed over the summer and after several games we’ll start to see a pattern of form which will hopefully see us in the top seven.”

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