John Sheridan: Newport County manager staying calm despite win

Oliver McBurnie
Oliver McBurnie (left) has joined Newport County on a month's loan from Swansea City

Newport County manager John Sheridan has refused to get carried away despite his side extending their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions.

On loan-striker Oliver McBurnie's hat-trick on his debut saw Newport beat Luton Town 3-0 in League Two.

County are now seven points clear of the relegation zone, but Sheridan has warned against complacency.

"Once we're safe that's when I'll probably smile a little bit more," Sheridan said.

"The most important thing is to try and get an advantage and I'm trying to get it as early as I can because I don't want to be looking over my shoulder."

Newport's victory was their first home league win in eight months and Sheridan was pleased to have ended the barren run at Rodney Parade.

"It's a long time and it's hard for the supporters," added Sheridan, who takes his side to face Barnet in the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

"I'm pleased for the supporters.

"Hopefully people will stop talking about the last time we won at home."