MATCH-WINNER Tyreeq Bakinson wants to be a regular scorer from midfield after experiencing the “unexplainable” joy of netting his first professional goal on Saturday.

Bakinson’s strike was enough to give Newport County AFC all three points at Oldham Athletic and take them level with League Two leaders Lincoln City at the top of the table.

It was the 19-year-old’s first goal in his 14th game at senior level and he’ll be looking to add to his tally in tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy tie at Swindon Town.

“It was unexplainable really,” he said of the moment the ball hit the back of the net at Boundary Park.

“It was just a really good feeling and I didn’t even know what to do to celebrate – I was just so happy.

“It was a great ball by Dan Butler and I just put my weak foot through it.

“It was great to score in front of the fans and celebrate with them.

“And it was on iFollow so I think my friends and family were watching back at home in Luton.

“I hope there’s more to come,” added the Bristol City loanee. “I’ll be working on it.

“When I was younger I was actually a striker but I’ve been a midfielder since I was about 12.

“It’s always good as a midfielder to help out with the goals and I’ll do my bit and hopefully get a few this season.”

Bakinson, who started his career at Luton Town before moving to Bristol last year, has been impressed with the togetherness within the Exiles dressing room.

“There’s a great spirit here, not just in games but in training as well,” he said after the win at Oldham.

“I feel like we’re a tight-knit group and it shows on the pitch.

“It was a good feeling to get the goal and even better that we got the three points.

“It’s a big win away from home and a big team effort and it was a good experience for me because it wasn’t just passing the ball on the floor.”

Manager Michael Flynn has banned talk of promotion amongst the players and Bakinson is staying grounded.

“I think the manager has helped us a lot with not getting carried away,” he added.

“We’re just taking each game as it comes, working as hard as we can and hopefully it goes for us.

“For me right now it’s really good. I’m feeling good. I’m getting games and we’re winning them as well.

“As games go on you get more and more confident and hopefully I can keep getting better.”

Meanwhile, Wales under-21 manager Rob Page has confirmed that County striker Mark Harris suffered concussion after a blow to the head against Liechtenstein on Friday.

The 19-year-old, who is on loan from Cardiff City, has been ruled out of tonight’s game against Portugal in Bangor and has returned to South Wales.

Flynn has said that Harris will be able to return to action in the League Two clash with Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade on Saturday.