PADRAIG Amond believes he and Frank Nouble can fire Newport County AFC up the League Two table this week.

Amond hit his third goal in six league games to see off Grimsby Town at Rodney Parade on Saturday and now he’s aiming to find the net on the road for the first time as County go to Crawley Town tonight and Luton Town on Saturday.

And Nouble scored five goals in his first four league games to win the August player of the month award.

He’s yet to add to his tally in September but he did claim an assist for Amond’s winner at the weekend and the Irishman is happy with the way their partnership is progressing.

“We’re getting to know each other a bit better now and starting to feed off each other’s game,” said Amond.

“Obviously Frank does a lot of donkey work for me with his size and his presence and he’s very good on the ball.

“It’s been a good partnership so far and if we can keep working on it in training and keep getting goals then we’ll be doing alright.

“I could have had a couple more if I’m being a little bit picky but it’s a good start,” he added.

“I have to try scoring in the away games now! But it’s been a decent start to life at Newport.

“I’m nearly settled in fully now. I’m moving into a house in a couple of weeks and once I get out of the hotel I can really enjoy myself.

“It’s not ideal being in the hotel and I’m looking forward to two weeks’ time when we can move in.”

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Nouble was happy to make his 20-goal target for the campaign public but Amond (above) is less forthcoming.

“I have got a target but I’ll never tell anyone,” said the 29-year-old.

“I have it in my head – I know exactly what I want to do and I believe I can do it.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and when I hit that target I’ll tell you.”

Amond says Saturday’s win was a big boost for the team after the disappointing defeat at Morecambe.

“It was important that we bounced back after last week,” he said. “It was a very disappointing result and performance last week and Saturday was all about winning, no matter how we did it.

“The gaffer wanted a reaction and I think he got one.

“Three points is massive in this league. It keeps us in the top half of the table and that’s important because we’ve got a big week now with Crawley and Luton away.

“If we can win all three games this week then we can really shoot up the league.

“And if we can build off the performance on Saturday, especially in the first half, then we’ll win more games than we lose.”