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Aaron Wildig | “Our focus is just to attack each game as it comes…”

8 March 2024

Club News

Aaron Wildig | “Our focus is just to attack each game as it comes…”

8 March 2024

Aaron Wildig says Newport County must “attack each game as it comes” ahead of their trip to Edgeley Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The 12th-placed Exiles head to Stockport County with the second-placed Hatters looking to close the gap at the summit of the Sky Bet League Two table. 

County are five points adrift of the play-off places ahead of the clash and will be looking to perform the double over the hosts after goals from Bryn Morris and Shane McLoughlin inspired Newport to a 2-1 win in the opening fixture back in November.

And Wildig says his team-mates will be looking to put another good run of form together, starting with tomorrow’s trip to Manchester. 

“I think so far most people would have said it has been a good season,” began the midfielder. 

“With the cup run and all the injuries we’ve had, to be in the position we’re in with eleven games to go is good. We’re not looking over our shoulders, we’re looking up the table and that’s a good place to be.

“I’ve never seen anything like it [with the injuries we’ve had]. I’ve been in football 30 years now and I’ve never seen it. One minute you have all the squad available and then the next minute you don’t. 

“We’ve had three of four key players out over the last few weeks but in fairness, everyone has stepped up when needed. 

“It’s a really good changing room. We’ve got some really good lads in the group. It’s a good mix and being an experienced head it’s always good to help out. I like to think I help out in the changing room but all the lads have stepped up when called upon this season so far. 

“I think for us now our focus is just to attack each game as it comes," he added. 

“We’ve won six of our last nine but we’ve come up short in a few games against the top sides, so going into tomorrow it’s another tough test. To come away from there tomorrow with a win or at least something would be big.” 

He finished: “We are where we are in the table and every team has ambitions [of reaching the play-offs]. For example, four weeks ago when we played Walsall and beat them, people would have written them off. They’ve now won four on the spin and occupy seventh spot at the minute. 

“Right now you don’t know what’s going to happen in the next eleven games. If we win three or four on the bounce, I’m sure we’ll be right in and around the mix again going into the last five to six games. 

“Right now it will be difficult, we have no qualms about that, but it could be anybody’s over the next few weeks [the final play-off spot].”

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