Louis has faith in Edinburgh

South Wales Argus: RARING TO GO: County striker Jefferson Louis RARING TO GO: County striker Jefferson Louis

MANSFIELD V COUNTY (Saturday, KO 3pm)

STRIKER Jefferson Louis has had more clubs than Ian Woosnam and Colin Montgomerie combined but insists that’s because only one man can get the best out of him – Justin Edinburgh.

The well-travelled forward, aged 33, has, including loans, trotted up an astonishing 29 clubs in a 14-year career.

However, the talented target man believes his best form came at Nene Park for Rushden & Diamonds under Edinburgh.

The now defunct Rushden finished fourth in the Conference during that period with Ryan Charles, Aaron O’Connor and Max Porter also featuring prominently for a side that lost out to promoted Oxford United in the play-offs.

With the spanking new Nene Park stadium similarly grandiose as Rodney Parade and with manager Edinburgh now building his own squad, Louis insists he only had one club in mind to join this summer.

And having bagged four goals in pre-season, the forward is optimistic of a long and bright future as an Exile.

“The key for me is the manager, he’s the only manager who I would basically follow anywhere, he knows how to get the best out of me,” he said.

“At Rushden we were playing winning football and we were also playing with a style and attacking intent that I enjoyed.

“The gaffer wants to get back to that at Newport and as long as he is at the club I hope I can be a key player for him and really enjoy my football.”

Louis admits the friends reunited act with his former Rushden colleagues has made Rodney Parade feel like home already.

“The dressing room is fantastic, the boys in the squad are all good guys and of course there’s the few of us from Rushden who are already familiar with each other,” he said.

“We know what the manager wants and what he expects of us and we are confident we can deliver it.”

Louis is certain that the Exiles will be closer to the promotion race than they will be to the basement battle following on from last season’s 19th-place finish and believes they can get off to a good start against Mansfield Town, one of his many old clubs, on Saturday.

“There is no good reason, with the quality we have, why we can’t aim high and think ‘play-offs,’ he said.

“We are a good side with a great stadium and passionate supporters. All the pieces are there and we feel we can hit the ground running.”

Boss Edinburgh has been happy with his strikers’ level of performance over pre-season.

“Jefferson has done well, his movement has been good and he seems fit and confident,” he said.

“I know what a good player he can be – unplayable on his day – and I feel like I can get the best out of him. We have real competition in attack which is great for me.”

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10:09am Thu 9 Aug 12

Missing Somerton says...

It's a long time since I heard Rodney (or is it Dave!) Parade described as grandiose!
It's a long time since I heard Rodney (or is it Dave!) Parade described as grandiose! Missing Somerton
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10:37am Thu 9 Aug 12

adrian simmonds says...

Missing Somerton wrote:
It's a long time since I heard Rodney (or is it Dave!) Parade described as grandiose!
Compared with a rather plain and ordinary Spytty Stadium and a rather decrepit Somerton Park - much as I loved being there- I'd say RP is palatial as well as "grandiose". My only worry is how long the Dragons can continue playing first-class rugby,Well, we'll call it first class for the present.
[quote][p][bold]Missing Somerton[/bold] wrote: It's a long time since I heard Rodney (or is it Dave!) Parade described as grandiose![/p][/quote]Compared with a rather plain and ordinary Spytty Stadium and a rather decrepit Somerton Park - much as I loved being there- I'd say RP is palatial as well as "grandiose". My only worry is how long the Dragons can continue playing first-class rugby,Well, we'll call it first class for the present. adrian simmonds
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10:49am Thu 9 Aug 12

high x boy says...

no need to knock the dragons.
no need to knock the dragons. high x boy
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2:42pm Thu 9 Aug 12

M Henry Morgan says...

I for one hope that all three clubs 'live long and prosper' because irrespective of individual loyalties, in today's economic climate to lose one would be disaster for all. As always be best to think carefully about what you wish for.
I for one hope that all three clubs 'live long and prosper' because irrespective of individual loyalties, in today's economic climate to lose one would be disaster for all. As always be best to think carefully about what you wish for. M Henry Morgan
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3:06pm Thu 9 Aug 12

high x boy says...

well said Henry
well said Henry high x boy
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6:56pm Thu 9 Aug 12

adrian simmonds says...

high x boy wrote:
well said Henry
I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary!
My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game.

Adrian from Enfield
[quote][p][bold]high x boy[/bold] wrote: well said Henry[/p][/quote]I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary! My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game. Adrian from Enfield adrian simmonds
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11:41am Fri 10 Aug 12

M Henry Morgan says...

adrian simmonds wrote:
high x boy wrote:
well said Henry
I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary!
My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game.

Adrian from Enfield
Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade??
[quote][p][bold]adrian simmonds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high x boy[/bold] wrote: well said Henry[/p][/quote]I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary! My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game. Adrian from Enfield[/p][/quote]Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade?? M Henry Morgan
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11:56am Fri 10 Aug 12

adrian simmonds says...

M Henry Morgan wrote:
adrian simmonds wrote:
high x boy wrote:
well said Henry
I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary!
My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game.

Adrian from Enfield
Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade??
I could never understand the Continentals' interest in handball but if Newport could get up a ladies' beach volley-ball team ..........
[quote][p][bold]M Henry Morgan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adrian simmonds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high x boy[/bold] wrote: well said Henry[/p][/quote]I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary! My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game. Adrian from Enfield[/p][/quote]Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade??[/p][/quote]I could never understand the Continentals' interest in handball but if Newport could get up a ladies' beach volley-ball team .......... adrian simmonds
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12:49pm Fri 10 Aug 12

M Henry Morgan says...

adrian simmonds wrote:
M Henry Morgan wrote:
adrian simmonds wrote:
high x boy wrote:
well said Henry
I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary!
My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game.

Adrian from Enfield
Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade??
I could never understand the Continentals' interest in handball but if Newport could get up a ladies' beach volley-ball team ..........
Now you're talking! I think making space for one those should be a top priority, if you pardon the expression? Lol
[quote][p][bold]adrian simmonds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M Henry Morgan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adrian simmonds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high x boy[/bold] wrote: well said Henry[/p][/quote]I am NOT knocking the Dragons - i want to see them top the league and win a cup or two, but the lastfew seasons have been a struggle. I'll be keeping my eye on the S4C schedule so I can watch any game down for coverage. A bit more success in Cup competition might even see some coverage on Sky Sports where I can understand the commentary! My local golf club friend Roland, oiginally from Risca will be joining me for a repeat of last year's visit to High Wycombe to watch the Wasps game. But this time, Dragons, don't leave it till the 80th minute to win the game. Adrian from Enfield[/p][/quote]Excellent Adrian! Being a Rugby and County follower I want the best for all our Newport teams. If there was a Newport Handball team that could share the facilities for the benefit of all, I'd support that too.Mind you Handball it does look a bit rough to me on the Olympics!!! Is it a ball or a grenade??[/p][/quote]I could never understand the Continentals' interest in handball but if Newport could get up a ladies' beach volley-ball team ..........[/p][/quote]Now you're talking! I think making space for one those should be a top priority, if you pardon the expression? Lol M Henry Morgan
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