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Jake Cain: "We stuck together"

24 January 2022

On-loan Newport County midfielder Jake Cain says the team stuck together to get the win on Saturday and outlined how his loan at Rodney Parade is aiding his development.

Cain provided the assist for the only goal of the game on Saturday, with his curled free-kick from the right leading to Courtney Baker-Richardson nodding in to get County all three points at Glanford Park.

Liverpool loanee Cain joined the Exiles in the summer and is experiencing his first foray into senior football after playing once for Jurgen Klopp's Reds in an FA Cup tie in 2020.

The 20-year-old is in fine form in the County midfield and was happy with the side's resilence on Saturday.

"It was a tough place to come, we stuck together and finally got the winner. We created a lot of chances in the first half and luckily we got the winner in the second half, it was a great performance from everyone," He said at full-time.

Cain then went on to discuss the importance of regular, senior football as he continues his development temporarily away from Premier League Academy football.

"It's a massive learning curve, [Under] 23s games aren't as intense and physical as this and I'm learning every game - it was another test today and thankfully we came through it. It's a lot different and I think I needed it for my development, I'm really enjoying it, I'm happy here and I'm learning a lot from the lads and the staff."

Attention now turns to Leyton Orient away on Tuesday, another tough game for County as they aim to keep in touch of the League Two promotion places.

"We're taking it game by game, each game is massive, we're looking forward to Tuesday and hopefully we'll put in a strong performance again. We've shown in training that we've still got other gears in us, we've still not shown our best yet but we'll keep working on it.

"We've got a really strong squad, top players in the team and it's a fight for a place. Orient will be a tough place to go, it was tough at home and I'm sure it'll be the same away. We've had two clean sheets so the confidence will be sky-high and the team are looking forward to the challenge."

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