NEWPORT County AFC manager Graham Westley wants his team to take inspiration from world number one tennis star Andy Murray as they look to continue their winning run.

Murray has won his past 24 matches to overtake Novak Djokovic as the best player on the planet.

And Westley, a big tennis fan, says the Scot’s resilience and winning mentality can inspire his team to extend a run of four victories on the bounce.

“There’s no greater day to be talking about relentless winning than the day after Murray did what he did – that marathon that he had on Saturday and then he’s pummelled Djokovic [on Sunday],” said the Exiles boss.

“It was him showing everybody the effort that it takes to be consistently successful.

“We’ve worked really hard to dig ourselves out of the hole that we were in.

“We’ve got a little bit of momentum going, which is nice.

“We’ve taken a step forward, which is credit to the players, and it’s now about making sure we continue to work as hard as we have so far and hopefully as we improve in our working together things will only get better for us.”

County’s momentum could be halted by the weather with tonight’s match against Wycombe Wanderers in doubt due to heavy rain.

But Westley says he expects the game to go ahead.

“I don’t worry about things I can’t control,” said the Exiles boss.

“Hopefully the pitch will drain and we expect the game to go ahead.

“The conditions will be as the conditions will be.

“I’m ready for the game so bring the game on.”

Westley could have some of his injured players back in contention but he revealed that defender Jamie Turley has had an operation on his knee.

“Hopefully we’ll have one or two back in contention so that we can freshen it up if we need to,” he said.

“Jamie had an operation on his knee and he’s in rehab after that operation.

“It’s something that had been hanging around for a while, something that everyone had been hoping would cure itself.

“It didn’t and he had a small surgical operation so he’s on the road to recovery.”