Howe won't give up on promotion dream

First published in Sport

RENE Howe insists he has no intention of giving up on promotion to League One, writes Michael Pearlman.

The January signing from Burton Albion scored for the Exiles in their 2-1 defeat at Mansfield, but he’s only too aware that Newport’s poor form could cost them any shot at reaching the play-offs.

And the striker knows that a win by any means is exactly the prescription to cure their ills.

"We'd much rather take a bad performance and get the win,” Howe said.

"But when your luck isn't in, it's hard. We need a 1-0 win to stop the rot, anything to stop it. But we need to keep focused.

"We aren't losing ground on teams and we can't give up on getting to the play-offs.

"When I signed I believed we could do that and it remains the aim. If we can get back to winning ways, quickly, hopefully on Tuesday and then we can kick on from there.

"We can't give up now. None of the boys will do that. We'll keep fighting."

Howe was happy to score, especially after his unfortunate miss against Fleetwood when a bobble on the Rodney Parade pitch caused him to fluff his lines.

"It was nice to get a goal, a bobble of the pitch denied me on Tuesday, the ball hit me in the hip when I was about to score, so it was nice to get one Saturday,” he said.

“I like those easy goals like I got at Mansfield, just a tap-in, it was great to get us back into the game, but we didn't sustain the pressure and that's summing us up at the minute.

"But at the end of the day, we’ve still lost the game. It's one of those goals that hurts us, we were dominating them and that has happened a lot to us at the moment.”

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6:35pm Mon 10 Mar 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

you and zebroski start banging in the goals then the promotion dream could still be on :-)
you and zebroski start banging in the goals then the promotion dream could still be on :-) COUNTYVOICE
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10:54pm Mon 10 Mar 14

llandaff says...

Sorry Rene but it was a "bad performance" because you lost yet again!

How much more of this wishful drivel is the Argus going to trot out? It is wearing very thin indeed.

We all want a win but.................
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It's time for the players to say nothing and to let their feet do the talking instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry Rene but it was a "bad performance" because you lost yet again! How much more of this wishful drivel is the Argus going to trot out? It is wearing very thin indeed. We all want a win but................. .............. It's time for the players to say nothing and to let their feet do the talking instead!!!!!!!!!!!!! llandaff
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11:27pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Harps62 says...

Spot on llandaff
Lets get the Argus asking what's happened to O Connor again, far more important than pie in the sky hopes.
Spot on llandaff Lets get the Argus asking what's happened to O Connor again, far more important than pie in the sky hopes. Harps62
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