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Graham Coughlan | "Our quality levels need to be better..."

20 April 2024

Club News

Graham Coughlan | "Our quality levels need to be better..."

20 April 2024

Graham Coughlan admitted his side "weren't good enough" following Newport County's 1-0 defeat to Salford City at Rodney Parade.

Matt Smith's injury-time strike secured all three points for the Ammies in South Wales. 

“We weren’t good enough all afternoon,” said Coughlan. 

“We had a couple of good chances in the first half but there is a trend, we can go to 60 minutes but then don’t have the legs or the energy.

“A number of those players have obviously gone as far as they can. There is no doubting their work rate and attitude – they are trying – but we lack quality and a bit of nous.

“Our quality levels need to be better and so does our desire and hunger, but we will address that and it will be a tough and hard-working summer for us because we need to freshen the place up.

"There were lots of mistakes and sloppiness in our play. That’s players who are tired and fatigued who are not concentrating and have just lost their way.

“It’s sad looking at us and it’s an unfair reflection of us, but the lads have to show more hunger and desire.

“We need to be better. There is lots of work to be done and if this club wants to push on and break the top-seven next season then there needs to be a lot of fresh faces brought in.

"Football is a precious game, and when you don't win it hurts." 

You can watch Graham Coughlan's full-post match press conference HERE.


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