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JAMES ROWBERRY: "I know we can get this right!"

19 August 2022

Club News

JAMES ROWBERRY: "I know we can get this right!"

19 August 2022

County gaffer James Rowberry has no doubt that the club's performances will be rewarded with positive results ahead of tomorrow's game at home to Tranmere.

Newport will be aiming to get their first win of the campaign tomorrow at 3pm but even though early-season league results haven't gone County's way yet, the boss is under no illusions that fortunes will change soon.

“The way I look at it, we’ve got a new squad that we’ve put together that we worked really hard on. I look at [the home form] just as this season – some people might not, and that’s fine.

“From my perspective: we’re four games in in the league, it’s two games at home and I know we can put that to bed very quickly by getting a positive performance and result on Saturday," Rowberry said.

Despite the results, Rowberry is still satisfied with how the team are performing and is convinced the performances will be rewarded with maximum points sooner rather than later.

“The only half I’ve been disappointed with was the first half against Salford, that was not how I see us. You look at our reaction, how we tweaked things – how we’ve gone 2-0 down and come back to 2-2. To lose 3-2 is then so disappointing, but we showed the character," he continued.

“When I watched the game back and saw what it means to the lads and the fans when we celebrate, I know we’re close to it.

“Saturday’s a new day, the lads have shown a real strong character since the result on Tuesday and the performances. In the changing rooms after the game, it was one of the moments where I thought this group knows what it means to play for Newport. I know we can get this right, for sure, we’re very close to it.

“This football club has always [stuck together]. We’re literally four games in, and I’ve got to be really positive about it, I live and breathe this every day. I know what it means to people to be successful here – no-one wants it more than me and I think the important thing for me is positivity.

“We will get the results we deserve because of the work that gets put in by the players and the staff at this football club. I have no doubt it will come, I have no doubt it will come. We just have to keep believing in it, because I do."

 


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