Minshull wants to carry on scoring/Redman chance
8:02am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
NEWPORT County midfielder Lee Minshull is hoping to go on a goalscoring run after bagging his first of the season on Saturday.
Minshull’s beauty on the stroke of half time helped County to a valuable three points against York and he’s hopeful he can keep up his goalscoring ways tonight as the Exiles visit Home Park to face struggling Plymouth (kick-off 7.45pm).
“I do tend to score in clusters, I’d been disappointed not to get off the mark but hopefully I’ll go on a little run now,” Minshull explained.
“Tonight is a great trip, a big club, a great stadium and we’ll have plenty of fans there, I’m relishing it.
“After a good team performance when we were very positive and started very fast, we go to Plymouth in good heart.”
Minshull isn’t at all worried about fatigue.
“We dislike it when we don’t have a midweek game, if you win at the weekend you want to carry on the momentum and when you don’t win you’re looking for a chance to put things right,” he explained.
“Hopefully we can take points tonight and on Saturday and let’s see where it puts us in the division.
“We knew we had to bounce back from Rochdale which wasn’t good enough, but you can’t ask for much more than a clean sheet.
“Any of us could’ve been dropped from that, the gaffer told us that as well, any number of us could have come out the team and the manager told us not to let anyone down and hopefully we didn’t.
“All the subs that came on and had been dropped made an impact so that was pleasing as well; we are all in it together.”
Manager Justin Edinburgh is expecting a tough game.
“Plymouth Argyle will be hurting after their loss to Hartlepool United on the weekend and John (Sherdian) will have the players fired up in front of their own fans. Home Park is a great venue to play football and there are always good crowds down there so we hope our players can feed off the surroundings,” he said.
“I was looking for a reaction from our players after the defeat to Rochdale and myself and Jimmy (Dack) were proud of the response against York City on Saturday. In difficult conditions we controlled the game and once again the atmosphere lifted the players. Therefore, I am wary about any team that has recently been defeated, but I know the lads will be focussed on the game in front of them.”
The Argus can reveal that 17-year old academy man Ellis Redman is included in the first team squad as a result of Harry Worley’s groin strain.
County have no new injury problems but will give fitness tests before the game to both Ryan Burge and Andrew Hughes. Striker Christian Jolley again misses out.
Tickets will be available to purchase on the day at Home Park and ticket prices are as follows: The Barn Park Stand is allocated for visiting supporters, with a capacity of 1827 and is reserved, covered seating.
Admission prices are as follows: adult £21, seniors £16, U18s £8, family ticket (one adult, one junior) £27.
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