NEW manager Graham Westley says he doesn’t want to sign any new players in January as he believes the current squad is good enough to get Newport County AFC climbing the League Two table quickly.

Westley was officially unveiled as Warren Feeney’s successor at a press conference at the Newport Velodrome yesterday.

He has signed an 18-month contract to take the helm at Rodney Parade and will bring in Dino Maamria as his assistant.

Former first team coach and caretaker boss Sean McCarthy has left the club but as far as the playing staff are concerned Westley is happy to work with what he’s got.

“We need to come together,” said the 48-year-old, who previously led Stevenage from the Conference to League One in successive seasons.

“We’re going to have to work together in the next three months.

“I hope that nobody leaves in January and nobody arrives in January.

“I hope that this group of people can come together, find a winning way and produce a formula that gives the fans what they want, which is a winning football team.”

Westley has watched the Exiles’ last two matches and two players in particular caught his eye.

“I’ve seen a goalkeeper [Joe Day] who could be playing in the Championship very easily and I’ve seen a lad in [Ben] Tozer who looks like a Championship player all over,” he said.

“And that’s just to name two players. There’s plenty of ingredients here.

“It’s just a question of harnessing them, forging a way that they all believe in and buy into and forging a way that gets the very best out of the lads that are here at the football club.”

Westley insists he had no doubts about taking over a club propping up the Football League and he’s confident that he can lift the mood.

“It doesn’t bother me where a club is when I join it,” he added.

“I’ve taken over clubs in this situation before so it’s no big deal.

“And it has been a tough start to the season – the away games they’ve had have been really tough and they’ve had two home games postponed so it’s been difficult.

“But it is fine margins, it’s a small difference and it’s up to me to make that small difference.”

Westley also admitted that he wants to manage at a higher level again after being sacked by League One clubs Preston North End and Peterborough United.

"I don't want Preston to be the biggest job I ever have,” he said. “I want to make sure that I get something bigger and do better with it than I did there.

"If I'm going to get that sort of opportunity the next job I do, which is now this job, has to be a sensational one.

"I have to grab hold of this football club and produce an incredible performance.”