Klukowski hits two as
JIMMY Dack is getting the taste for management after recording his first win as Newport caretaker boss, and hinted at wanting the job long-term.
A goal in each half from Yan Klukowski was enough for all three points at Adams Park and earned County a first win in six games.
Fred Onyedinma had levelled for Wycombe early in the second half but Klukowski’s winner meant a second home defeat in five days for the Chairboys.
But for popular long-term assistant Dack, who took over after Justin Edinburgh left for Gillingham, the victory kept his side in the hunt for a playoff spot and he was quick to praise the players for returning to form at the right time.
“We’re unbeaten in two now and this team can bounce back very quickly, as we have proved here at a very good side in Wycombe Wanderers,” said Dack.
“We’ve got going again and let’s build on that.
“I’m starting to enjoy the job now after a whirlwind start to life in the job.
“I’m here to work with this group of players and it’s easy to do as they’re an honest bunch and a good group of players.
“I have worked here for nearly four years now.
“All I’m going to do is get my head down and work hard for the players, the directors and most of all the supporters because they deserve it most of all.
“I’ve always been a number two but they’re great group of boys in that dressing room and they’re making it tough for me not to want the job.
“I’d class Klukowski as the League two Frank Lampard.
“He doesn’t need too many chances and he does score some goals for us.”
After a scrappy start, the eventual opening effort brought the game’s first goal, with Klukowski drilling his fifth of the season past the helpless Matt Ingram.
Wycombe’s only two efforts of the first half flew high over the bar as Matt McClure and then Steven Craig failed to test Joe Day in the County goal with a strike on target.
Newport could have extended the lead too, with Ingram blocking the busy Mark Byrne after the midfielder jinked through Wycombe’s defence.
The first half ended with a flurry, with Day rushing out to scupper McClure as the Wycombe striker tried to round the Exiles keeper after being put through by a misplaced back pass. McClure registered his side’s first shot
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