Don't panic, says County striker Rene Howe

POSITIVE: Exiles striker Rene Howe

POSITIVE: Exiles striker Rene Howe

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DON’T Panic! That is the message from Newport County AFC striker Rene Howe ahead of today’s crunch clash with Wycombe Wanderers, writes Andrew Penman.

County need to win or at least avoid defeat to keep out of the relegation dogfight at the foot of League Two but Howe says the players are confident that they will prevail.

“Nothing is going for us at the minute but we’ve got a few more games to put it right,” said Howe, who arrived at Rodney Parade from Burton Albion in January.

“I think we should be safe now but we probably just need another win to make sure.

“We don’t want to be sucked in any deeper but we can’t panic because that will just make things worse.

“I don’t think the lads are panicking. We’ve just got to beat Wycombe and then we can look back on a good season.

“To stay in the league is what you want when you’ve just come up,” he added.

“Being in and around the play-offs was nice but we just want to finish the season on a high now and give the fans something to cheer about.”

Howe came off the bench in Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle and he’s raring to go if he gets a start this afternoon.

“I’ve had some personal issues that I had to sort out and the gaffer was very understanding and helped me out,” he said about his absence from the team in recent weeks.

“I’m ready to play again when called upon and I want to help us to end the season on a high.

“It’s been tough to watch the lads giving it their all and coming away with no reward.

“We need to build up some momentum in the final five games now and hopefully carry that over to the start of next season.

“I’m contracted for next year and I’m looking forward to having a good pre-season with the club, which will really help me.”

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11:28am Sat 12 Apr 14

DDDog1 says...

You're talking the talk lads now walk the walk.
You're talking the talk lads now walk the walk. DDDog1
  • Score: 5

11:36am Sat 12 Apr 14

b3talover says...

Another player comes out of the woodwork trying to sell us fool's gold again. We aren't buying.
Another player comes out of the woodwork trying to sell us fool's gold again. We aren't buying. b3talover
  • Score: 1

11:51am Sat 12 Apr 14

ohc says...

Mr Howe I like performance targets

If you play today lets say for you that you aim on a vast improvement: one shot at least on target during the match
Mr Howe I like performance targets If you play today lets say for you that you aim on a vast improvement: one shot at least on target during the match ohc
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Sat 12 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words so let's see some action.
Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words so let's see some action. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 4

1:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

sooty001 says...

I don't panic, and I will never get the sack from my job as I am retired, but you lot on the other hand.
I don't panic, and I will never get the sack from my job as I am retired, but you lot on the other hand. sooty001
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Harps62 says...

More total drivel.
More total drivel. Harps62
  • Score: 4

3:18pm Sat 12 Apr 14

jetspotter says...

They spin round and round in a panic,
Like a rudderless ship that's gone manic,
What we need it would seem,
Is a full head of steam,
What we've got is a sinking Titanic !!

Come on Cap'n E. time to prove you're the man to guide us through the icebergs !!
They spin round and round in a panic, Like a rudderless ship that's gone manic, What we need it would seem, Is a full head of steam, What we've got is a sinking Titanic !! Come on Cap'n E. time to prove you're the man to guide us through the icebergs !! jetspotter
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Sat 12 Apr 14

jetspotter says...

Whoops!! That should read...

They spin round and round in a panic,
Like a rudderless ship that's gone manic,
What we need is a team,
With a full head of steam,
What we've got's a potential Titanic !!
Whoops!! That should read... They spin round and round in a panic, Like a rudderless ship that's gone manic, What we need is a team, With a full head of steam, What we've got's a potential Titanic !! jetspotter
  • Score: 0

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