NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh knows he will be sacked if his side can’t reverse their poor start to the season.

The Exiles have been beaten in all three of their League Two clashes this season and were also knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of Championship outfit Reading.

And that’s in complete contrast to Burton Albion, tomorrow’s visitors to Rodney Parade, who have won all four fixtures this term, including success in the cup against Wigan Athletic, FA Cup finalists in the past two seasons.

County’s poor form has led to a section of supporters venting their frustration on the Argus website, and Edinburgh has acknowledged his position could come under scrutiny.

However, the former Rushden manager is certain the Exiles can and will bounce back and the 14th longest reigning boss in English football expects to remain in charge at Rodney Parade for a while yet.

“I understand there is pressure, but what I do, being a football manager, isn’t really pressure, pressure is when you can’t pay your bills or things like that,” he explained.

“I put pressure on myself because I don’t like losing and the manner of the goals we are conceding is a concern.

“I enjoy what I do, that’s why I do it, but – and I’ve told the players this – the open top bus around Newport and being the toast of the town, that situation is long gone.

“Success doesn’t stay, you’re only as good as your last game and we want to put things right.

“But I believe we have a positive future and I have a belief that the players can turn it around. And if they can’t? Well then I will be sacked. But that isn’t pressure. I am quite honest about it, if I lose the next 15 games or whatever, I’ll be sacked.

“But I want to make sure this club continues to progress and is prepared for every game and we will be.”

Edinburgh admits he is getting frustrated at the observation County have won only four of their past 29 games, stretching into last season, because he feels it doesn’t fairly represent the last campaign.

“I’m being told by people that we’ve won four games out of 29, but my remit at the start of last season was to stay in the Football League, which we achieved quite comfortably and we have stepped up a level,” he said.

“Why can’t I talk about the 30 games before last Christmas, where we started so well and ended the previous season promoted? I don’t go to that to make a point because it’s irrelevant and so is the bad run last season.

“Neither the start or the end of last season is relevant. We haven’t won any in three league games and that is the statistic that counts and we desperately want to put right.”