Willmott thinks County will win at Morecambe if they match Royals display

Willmott thinks County will win at Morecambe if they match Royals display

Willmott thinks County will win at Morecambe if they match Royals display

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NEWPORT County’s Robbie Willmott feels the Exiles will triumph at Morecambe on Saturday, if they can match their Capital One Cup performance at Championship Reading, writes Michael Pearlman.

The Exiles were beaten 3-1 by Nigel Adkins’ men on Tuesday evening but produced a spirited display, matching a full strength Royals team in terms of chances created.

And Willmott is desperate Newport maintain that performance level while also praising the vocal 805 County fans who made the trip down the M4.

“The fans from Newport were amazing, they were all we could hear and hopefully the fans and we players take the Reading performance to Morecambe. If we play like we did against Reading, we will win that game,” he said.

“When you play a team with Championship quality, it’s a massive learning curve and we have to take the lessons into the Morecombe game,” he said.

“We are a League Two side and we learned the tough way that Championship sides take their chances when they come and retain possession better and they made it very hard for us.”

Willmott blamed individual errors for the goals, including himself.

“Individual mistakes cost us for the goals massively, the first one was my fault, I take the blame because I played their striker onside, but the performance was a lot better from the first one against Wycombe and we take a lot of pride from it,” he said.

“We said at half time, we’ve got nothing to lose, they were under more pressure and in the second half we got more and more confident and both myself and Ryan Jackson were able to get forward a bit more and make an impact higher up the pitch.”

County were stunned by the experienced side Reading fielded.

“The starting line-up took us by surprise, we expected a younger, less experienced team, but it was a better experience for us to play them at their best, I was up against an international (Chris Gunter) with 50 plus caps (54) and I feel like I am as fit and strong as I’ve been in my career,” Willmott said. “I’ve put some weight on and feel I’m getting towards my peak.”

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3:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

larneman says...

Here we go again... Talking a good game and why we can win. DON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!! GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. Ball on the ground and pass it around. It's not rocket science. Try it on Saturday, you might find that it works. Good luck.
Here we go again... Talking a good game and why we can win. DON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!! GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. Ball on the ground and pass it around. It's not rocket science. Try it on Saturday, you might find that it works. Good luck. larneman
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10:26am Thu 14 Aug 14

llandaff says...

larneman wrote:
Here we go again... Talking a good game and why we can win. DON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!! GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. Ball on the ground and pass it around. It's not rocket science. Try it on Saturday, you might find that it works. Good luck.
Totally agree. When I read this twaddle little pink things fly past my window!
Mr Pearlman please end this nonsense! We don't need it.
[quote][p][bold]larneman[/bold] wrote: Here we go again... Talking a good game and why we can win. DON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!! GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. Ball on the ground and pass it around. It's not rocket science. Try it on Saturday, you might find that it works. Good luck.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. When I read this twaddle little pink things fly past my window! Mr Pearlman please end this nonsense! We don't need it. llandaff
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12:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Llandaff
We don't control what the players or management say. We just report it.
Llandaff We don't control what the players or management say. We just report it. Kevin Ward - Editor
  • Score: 3

2:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

b3talover says...

Well good luck to the County. I'm sure they will play well and give it everything. You have to admire the way they talk up their game. Plucky underdogs! My prediction is Morecambe 4-0 County. Morecambe beat a lot better side than County away from home 3-0 so I think if County give everything a 4-0 loss is achievable.
Well good luck to the County. I'm sure they will play well and give it everything. You have to admire the way they talk up their game. Plucky underdogs! My prediction is Morecambe 4-0 County. Morecambe beat a lot better side than County away from home 3-0 so I think if County give everything a 4-0 loss is achievable. b3talover
  • Score: -2

9:22pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Frankfurt says...

I went to the last game at Morecambe in March. I'm still having nightmares.
County can't play that badly again, can they?
I went to the last game at Morecambe in March. I'm still having nightmares. County can't play that badly again, can they? Frankfurt
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