Justin Edinburgh wants Newport response after FA Cup exit

Justin Edinburgh

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh has called for an immediate response from his players following their shock FA Cup exit on Tuesday.

The Conference Premier leaders were knocked out by Yate Town - who play three levels below Newport - in a fourth qualifying round replay.

Edinburgh said the result was a setback and wants an improved performance at home to Woking on Saturday.

"What we're looking for is a response from the players," Edinburgh said.

"We realise as a group, myself and the players, that we let ourselves down.

"It was certainly out of character from our players. We've got over that disappointment now.

"We've spoken honestly about it and I think what we realise is as well as we've done, unless we're on top of our game, we can quickly come unstuck.

"What we are looking for on Saturday is a reaction. All good teams certainly try to bounce back.

"Response is what we require and I'm confident we can get that."

Newport will be without captain David Pipe following the defender's sending off in Tuesday's replay defeat.

Edinburgh admits the absence of the former Coventry City, Notts County and Wales player is a blow.

"He's been inspirational this season so we'll miss that," added Edinburgh.