Justin Edinburgh hopes Newport County can continue unbeaten run

Newport's Chris Zebroski challenges Northampton's Jordan Archer
Newport's Chris Zebroski challenges Northampton's Jordan Archer

Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh hopes his side can extend their unbeaten run to five games when they travel to Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday.

The Exiles recorded their first home win of the season on Saturday beating Northampton 3-2 on Saturday.

They went 3-0 up but had to hold on for victory after the Cobblers hit back through Lawson D'Ath and Marc Richards.

"We've seen it out and we've recorded our first home victory," Edinburgh said.

"That puts us four unbeaten, so that's really good," Edinburgh said.

Chris Zebroski, Darren Jones and Lee Minshull had fired County into a 3-0 lead at Rodney Parade.

After a shaky start to the season, Newport now seem to be finding some form and emphasised that by winning at Portsmouth and then snatching a late 1-1 draw with Cambridge United on Monday.

They are now 17th in League Two level on points with Tranmere and just three points off the play-off places.

"Confidence and momentum is a big part of football. What I didn't want was for Monday's performance [against Cambridge] to be a one-off and for the first 75 minutes we... looked worthy," Edinburgh added.

Another plus point for the Exiles was the debut of striker Joe Pigott off the bench, newly arrived on a two-month loan from Charlton Athletic.

Edinburgh said there is "scope" to extend Pigott's stay if necessary.

"He did well, he got in positions and I think he'll be disappointed he didn't probably get a couple of goals," Edinburgh said.

"But coming to the club as late as he did we ummed and ahhed about starting him, as I just felt he hadn't had enough integration in the squad.

"I rate him highly, I've watched him on a number of occasions. We enquired about him last year but he went to Gillingham in the end.

"He's got a bright future and we've got him for a couple of months now that he can hopefully push the strikers here, get in the team and score some goals."

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