Chris Zebroski ready to ruck and maul against Stags

OUCH: Chris Zebroski feels the force of Mansfield aggression as he's tackled by James Jennings at Rodney Parade last season

Newport County AFC versus Wycombe Wanderers BALL SKILLS County's Chris Zebroski (9105140)

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‘IF AT first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again’ goes the old proverb and Newport County AFC striker Chris Zebroski says he’s ready for a “rugby match” against Mansfield Town tonight.

In oval ball parlance the Exiles need to front up against the Stags in what is sure to be physical encounter.

Justin Edinburgh’s men are desperate to get their first points on the board in League Two after a 2-0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers and Saturday’s agonising 3-2 loss after leading 2-0 at Morecambe.

Zebroski came off the bench in the second half at the Globe Arena after recovering from a groin strain but couldn’t turn the tide against the Shrimps.

Now he’s ready to start at Field Mill and he’s up for a battle against County’s old foes.

County lost 2-1 in Mansfield in March when Zebroski was one of seven players booked.

And in the home clash at Rodney Parade last September it ended 1-1 after Zebroski’s opener and one red card apiece with both Lee Minshull and Stags striker Matt Rhead sent off.

“It’s going to be a fight against Mansfield,” said Zebroski.

“It always is; it was more of a rugby match than a football match the last time we played them.

“We know what to expect; they’ll be direct and physical and we’ve got to be up for the fight.

“We have to roll our sleeves up and show what we’re made of.”

Zebroski says the Exiles players are hurting after Saturday’s defeat at Morecambe and they want to bounce back immediately tonight.

“We didn’t get the result we wanted and it’s bitterly disappointing to go home with nothing having gone all that way,” he said of the long trip north at the weekend.

“But we’ve got to bounce back. We’ve done it before and I’m sure we can do it again.

“It’s going to be a fight against Mansfield but we’ll be ready for that and the gaffer will be looking for a response.

“We have to try to get some points on the board as soon as possible.

“But we’re only two games in,” he added. “It’s still early days. We had a bad end to last season and we don’t want this bad start to go on too long.”

Zebroski started against his former club Wycombe on the opening day but missed the Capital One Cup defeat at Reading a week ago.

“It was good to get on and get some minutes at Morecambe,” he said. “I missed the game at Reading with a groin strain and I didn’t train for five days.

“I thought I might get a chance at the end but it never came and it wasn’t to be. I’m fit and ready to start now at Mansfield.”

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10:26am Tue 19 Aug 14

Tony Soprano says...

Good luck lads, can't get there tonight due to work but I'll be rooting for you!! CTWD
Good luck lads, can't get there tonight due to work but I'll be rooting for you!! CTWD Tony Soprano
  • Score: 5

10:43am Tue 19 Aug 14

the dork says...

If the refs reading this he will be po!fishing his red cards for zeb
If the refs reading this he will be po!fishing his red cards for zeb the dork
  • Score: -5

10:45am Tue 19 Aug 14

the dork says...

This article is a disgrace
This article is a disgrace the dork
  • Score: -7

11:29am Tue 19 Aug 14

b3talover says...

Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out!
Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out! b3talover
  • Score: -6

11:56am Tue 19 Aug 14

sooty001 says...

b3talover wrote:
Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out!
If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out![/p][/quote]If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake. sooty001
  • Score: 7

12:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Rodneyboy says...

Hopefully Jones will be removed from the defence for tonights game and Jackson restored to right back.All the supporters will ask for is 100% performance.Come on the 'Port' bring up us back 3 points.
Hopefully Jones will be removed from the defence for tonights game and Jackson restored to right back.All the supporters will ask for is 100% performance.Come on the 'Port' bring up us back 3 points. Rodneyboy
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

GOYTREXILE says...

I hope JE rings the changes tonight. Time for a Jolley boys night out I reckon. Put him in fom the off.Use his pace & width to feed the Zeb and O'Connor. He is totally wasted on the bench. If he's not played to his potential soon, I fear we'll lose him to the likes of Luton or Pompey and come back and haunt us later on.
Come on The 'Port !!!
I hope JE rings the changes tonight. Time for a Jolley boys night out I reckon. Put him in fom the off.Use his pace & width to feed the Zeb and O'Connor. He is totally wasted on the bench. If he's not played to his potential soon, I fear we'll lose him to the likes of Luton or Pompey and come back and haunt us later on. Come on The 'Port !!! GOYTREXILE
  • Score: -2

1:53pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Rubble4 says...

Is that Pipey I can see in the above picture..Good to see him in a county shirt again
Is that Pipey I can see in the above picture..Good to see him in a county shirt again Rubble4
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

b3talover says...

sooty001 wrote:
b3talover wrote:
Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out!
If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.
I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless?
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out![/p][/quote]If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.[/p][/quote]I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless? b3talover
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

larneman says...

I hope this isn't going to be one of those "never mind the ball, get on with the game" type matches. County are capable of beating anyone in this league if they would only help each other and play the game that they played at Reading. I hope they win tonight, it will be humble pie for me if they do because I haven't been all that impressed with the chopping and changing that's going on.
I hope this isn't going to be one of those "never mind the ball, get on with the game" type matches. County are capable of beating anyone in this league if they would only help each other and play the game that they played at Reading. I hope they win tonight, it will be humble pie for me if they do because I haven't been all that impressed with the chopping and changing that's going on. larneman
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Rubble4 says...

Think we might just do it tonite,in fact I feel quite confident cos if the manager and players don't pull their socks up,their future at the club could be dramatically cut short.comonn and let's see some goals and a win to start climbing this division.Come on u port
Think we might just do it tonite,in fact I feel quite confident cos if the manager and players don't pull their socks up,their future at the club could be dramatically cut short.comonn and let's see some goals and a win to start climbing this division.Come on u port Rubble4
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Tue 19 Aug 14

GOYTREXILE says...

Rubble4 wrote:
Think we might just do it tonite,in fact I feel quite confident cos if the manager and players don't pull their socks up,their future at the club could be dramatically cut short.comonn and let's see some goals and a win to start climbing this division.Come on u port
What do uuuuuuuuuuu know Rubble.
[quote][p][bold]Rubble4[/bold] wrote: Think we might just do it tonite,in fact I feel quite confident cos if the manager and players don't pull their socks up,their future at the club could be dramatically cut short.comonn and let's see some goals and a win to start climbing this division.Come on u port[/p][/quote]What do uuuuuuuuuuu know Rubble. GOYTREXILE
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Tue 19 Aug 14

the dork says...

I'm off down the bookies to get odds on Zeb getting two yellows. What is it about chasing the round ball that ensures that players brains are scrambled?
I'm off down the bookies to get odds on Zeb getting two yellows. What is it about chasing the round ball that ensures that players brains are scrambled? the dork
  • Score: -1

7:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

sooty001 says...

b3talover wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
b3talover wrote:
Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out!
If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.
I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless?
If you want to attract comments like this then you are going the right way about it.
If you READ these pages regularly then you will know that I am an ardent supporter of the County and go to all the home games and some away, and always voice my opinion with my comments on these pages. One thing I always do is read the article FIRST, then comment, and that is the reason I told you to " get a grip ".
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out![/p][/quote]If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.[/p][/quote]I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless?[/p][/quote]If you want to attract comments like this then you are going the right way about it. If you READ these pages regularly then you will know that I am an ardent supporter of the County and go to all the home games and some away, and always voice my opinion with my comments on these pages. One thing I always do is read the article FIRST, then comment, and that is the reason I told you to " get a grip ". sooty001
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Rubble4 says...

Starting a war are u goytrexile.how many times u been to watch county this year????Cant hear u.You don't half talk some rubbish.make u eat ur words tonite .Come on the port
Starting a war are u goytrexile.how many times u been to watch county this year????Cant hear u.You don't half talk some rubbish.make u eat ur words tonite .Come on the port Rubble4
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Tue 19 Aug 14

keithbob says...

i will admit i dont go to away games just home being on a pension but wish the players would not make statements before a game and just give 100% on the field instead.it happens before every game and they have to eat their words later.please lads,forget the comments and leave it to the sports writers!
i will admit i dont go to away games just home being on a pension but wish the players would not make statements before a game and just give 100% on the field instead.it happens before every game and they have to eat their words later.please lads,forget the comments and leave it to the sports writers! keithbob
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

golfball says...

It's time county players did their talking on the pitch
I see Jackson and Klukowski are on the bench again tonight - god knows what Jackson has to do to get picked.
It's time county players did their talking on the pitch I see Jackson and Klukowski are on the bench again tonight - god knows what Jackson has to do to get picked. golfball
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

b3talover says...

sooty001 wrote:
b3talover wrote:
sooty001 wrote:
b3talover wrote:
Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out!
If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.
I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless?
If you want to attract comments like this then you are going the right way about it.
If you READ these pages regularly then you will know that I am an ardent supporter of the County and go to all the home games and some away, and always voice my opinion with my comments on these pages. One thing I always do is read the article FIRST, then comment, and that is the reason I told you to " get a grip ".
Of course, I ignored the playground "Get a grip!" I do read these pages on a regular basis and know you are a keyboard warrior. You would be naive to think I didn't read the article. County one nil down after 2 minutes. Edinburgh out? Or will you give him till the Burton game? Or maybe till the end of the season because nothing is wrong? At least a conference season ticket will be cheaper next season. County will be playing in the rose coloured shirts.
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: Yawn. Didn't read the article fully. Just skimmed it. Talk is cheap. County will lose and will be relegated by March. When players are so vocal in the press it means they aren't bothered with training. I'm not being negative just realistic. No quality in any department. Edinburgh out![/p][/quote]If you did not read it fully, and just skimmed it why bother to comment, get a grip for God,s sake.[/p][/quote]I wanted to attract comments like this. People are quick to give a dislike and comment on your comments but they never seem to comment on the actual football. So what do you think will happen tonight? County win? Or do you think this talk coming from players is pointless?[/p][/quote]If you want to attract comments like this then you are going the right way about it. If you READ these pages regularly then you will know that I am an ardent supporter of the County and go to all the home games and some away, and always voice my opinion with my comments on these pages. One thing I always do is read the article FIRST, then comment, and that is the reason I told you to " get a grip ".[/p][/quote]Of course, I ignored the playground "Get a grip!" I do read these pages on a regular basis and know you are a keyboard warrior. You would be naive to think I didn't read the article. County one nil down after 2 minutes. Edinburgh out? Or will you give him till the Burton game? Or maybe till the end of the season because nothing is wrong? At least a conference season ticket will be cheaper next season. County will be playing in the rose coloured shirts. b3talover
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

keithbob says...

keithbob wrote:
i will admit i dont go to away games just home being on a pension but wish the players would not make statements before a game and just give 100% on the field instead.it happens before every game and they have to eat their words later.please lads,forget the comments and leave it to the sports writers!
bump!
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: i will admit i dont go to away games just home being on a pension but wish the players would not make statements before a game and just give 100% on the field instead.it happens before every game and they have to eat their words later.please lads,forget the comments and leave it to the sports writers![/p][/quote]bump! keithbob
  • Score: 1

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