Newport County: We can make the play-offs says Jimmy Dack

Jimmy Dack, Newport County
Jimmy Dack (Left) celebrates Yan Klukowski's winner against Wycombe with his players

Newport County caretaker manager Jimmy Dack says clinching a League Two play-off place would top the club's previous promotion from the Conference.

Saturday's 2-1 at Wycombe gave Dack his first win since Justin Edinburgh's departure to Gillingham.

County are currently sixth in the table, in only their second season in the Football League after 25 years away.

"It would be a massive achievement to get into the play offs," said Dack.

"If we did it, it would be an unbelievable achievement when you look at clubs below us like Portsmouth, we could name a dozen that should be better than where they are now.

Newport take on Morecambe at Rodney Parade on Saturday, 21 February with virtually a fully fit squad to choose from.

Midfielder Lee Minshull is available again after concussion and striker Chris Zebroski is back training after suffering with "personal problems" according to Dack.

The interim boss also believes his squad has the character to cope with the upheaval they have suffered in the last few weeks with the change of manager, and four games without a win before the Wycombe match.

"To be a player to achieve, you've got to have good game management, you've got to be strong mentally, you've got to be professional," said Dack.

"It does take a different kind of player to win things.

"They've proved it because they got out of the Conference, which I would say is an unbelievably tough league. And we've got players in there who've come out of it two or three times.

"It's a big ask, but they're winners in there."

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