JENNISON Myrie-Williams has come in for praise from Newport County AFC boss Graham Westley after adapting well to a change of position.

The 28-year-old, who normally occupies a forward role, played 45 minutes as a left-back before the League Two clash with Morecambe at Rodney Parade last Saturday was abandoned.

While the weather denied him the chance to shine further in his new defensive berth, Myrie-Williams had already done enough to impress his manager.

“I thought it was his best performance since I’ve been here,” said Westley of the former Dundee United and Port Vale man, brought to County in the summer by Warren Feeney.

“He was concentrated and focused, determined and resilient in defence, and he was an attacking option.

“He created some good opportunities and good openings. I think he can be very pleased with his 45 minutes.

“He’s set a standard for himself. It’s important that he realises that he’s got that standard in him and it’s important that he takes that forward.”

But Myrie-Williams wasn’t the only County player to be hailed by Westley following the Morecambe abandonment.

Speaking about midfielder Joss Labadie, he added: “Labadie is a class act.

“He’s a leader, he knows the game, he’s a presence, he puts his foot in, he can play and he’s a top quality player at this level.

“Any team in this league would want Joss Labadie.”

Myrie-Williams could be asked to play left-back again this Saturday when the Exiles travel to Crawley, who sit nine places and as many points above them in the table.

Jack Jebb will be hoping to force his way into Westley’s plans for the showdown with the Red Devils after scoring in the reserves’ 3-2 defeat by Exeter on Tuesday.

Also on the scoresheet for County was on-loan Bournemouth striker Jordan Green, who started on the bench last Saturday.

Crawley did the double over the Welsh club last term, winning 2-0 at Broadfield Stadium on St David’s Day after a 3-0 triumph in Newport the previous September.