Harris admits Newport County are at their lowest ebb
6:03am Wednesday 12th February 2014 in Sport
NEWPORT County AFC are at their lowest ebb according to director of football Tim Harris, but he’s urged everyone connected with the Exiles to come out fighting.
Despite around the clock efforts, last night’s game against Wimbledon fell foul of the weather, the sixth time since December 23 that Newport have been forced to call-off a game on a match day.
County hired dome covers, pumps and worked throughout the night in an effort to beat the conditions, but they once again saw the north end of the ground fail to recover sufficiently.
The Exiles have lost well over £200,000 due to postponements throughout the past six weeks and today will see them sitting around the table to assess what the next move is.
The Argus understands that manager Justin Edinburgh, assistant Jimmy Dack, director of football Harris, chief executive Dave Boddy, the board of directors and County’s accountants will all be present as Newport work out how to put their campaign back on track.
The AFC Wimbledon game has been rearranged for Tuesday, February 25, but Newport are running out of free dates if they face many more postponements.
Assessing the current plight of the Exiles, Harris told the Argus: “We are our lowest ebb, there is no point pretending otherwise, guys like Dave Boddy who worked almost 24-hours to get the game on, they are shattered, totally devastated.
“But we can’t chuck in the towel and we have to stand up and be counted.
“We know what people are saying about us and we know we are in a tight spot. But the Newport thing to do in that situation is to fight and not give up and that’s exactly what we intend to do. To battle through this.”