Reaction | Graham Coughlan Reviews Walsall Performance

Manager Graham Coughlan was left 'disappointed' after his side conceded a late equaliser to Walsall.

The game looked to be complete with Newport taking all three points, but Draper of Walsall had other ideas as he flicked in Daniels' cross to complete his hat-trick in the fourth minute of additional time sending the away end into uncontrollable limbs.

Coughlan was left both 'annoyed' and 'disappointed' that his side couldn't hold out and secure the three points: "To score three goals at home you'd fully expect to win the game," he stated.

"To concede the goals in the manner in which we did, as a former centre-half is really frustrating. You cannot concede the way we keep conceding."

Coughlan also touched on the upset he felt towards some individual performances and errors that the side made: "I think we can look back on the majority of the goals we have conceded over the course of the season and most can be put down to individual errors.

"Whether that's due to lack of experience, feeling nervous, feeling pressure that is still no excuse to concede in the way in which we are."

Despite Coughlan's defensive frustrations he was pleased with how his team played offensively at points during the game and stated that they are 'free-flowing': "Apart from Accrington and Swindon, we have scored in every game." he confirmed.

"I'm really pleased with that side of the game and how we look a threat going forward but we certainly have to do better defensively as our defensive frailties are really irritating me at this moment in time."

Looking ahead to Newport's next game, Notts County Coughlan is looking for a response from his side in training ready for Tuesday, calling for the players to 'lift him': "I want them (players) to lift me.

"I want a response from the players this week because we are all hurting. This one is a tough one to take."

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