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Maamria: "It's a journey we are taking together"

12 October 2018

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Video & Quotes from the boss ahead of Saturday's game...

  • On another game against lofty opposition...

“They have been good games, we like those games, we relish them. I think they are more open, both teams have got to attack and we always do. The games are difficult, but we find teams at the bottom of the league more difficult when they play for a point. Sometimes they are more difficult to break down.

"As we saw last week against Colchester, it was a good game. They started well, then we took the game to them and finished very strongly. 

"It is a game we are looking forward to. Newport, under my friend Mike Flynn have been fantastic. They are up there for a reason. They have got an experienced team, and have been together for two years and a bit now. They signed good players in the summer, they have got a very good home record, and that is why they are where they are.”

  • On returning to Rodney Parade...

“We went there last year, just after I took the job here, and I had a brilliant reaction from everybody there. I had a really good relationship with the fans there, results were not great but a very good relationship with the fans and board there.

"I am going to enjoy going there and seeing old faces, and hopefully getting the right result.

"Their home record and our home record both average two points per game, and both sets of fans have played a big part of that.”

  • On another long journey for the fans…

“We have had Yeovil, Forest Green, Carlisle and Exeter away already, and then Newport away on Saturday. It has been a strange two months, and I feel for the fans. We are coping with the travel as a football club, we have been looking after the players.

"I feel for the fans because it is quite costly, with petrol money as well as price of the ticket. Their backing has been second to none. We need them, it is a journey we are taking together. Hopefully we give them a good performance on Saturday to compensate their travel with us throughout the season."

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