Re­lief as County’s boss hits the bull

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

JOHN SHERI­DAN seems to have turned things around at New­port County – and it’s all about making sure the fo­cus is on the foot­ball pitch!

Just two de­feats from his first 11 games in charge has seen the League Two team climb off the foot of the ta­ble.

And Sheri­dan, a for­mer Ire­land in­ter­na­tional, ad­mits he had to call in the fun po­lice to ar­rest New­port’s run of bad re­sults.

He said: “When I came in, I was go­ing to get rid of the ta­ble ten­nis ta­ble and I was go­ing to get rid of the dart­board. Se­ri­ously, I was.

“It was a bit too jolly-jolly for me and for a team that was at the bot­tom of the league.

“Luck­ily, we got off to a de­cent start, but it was about making a few changes and putting your stamp on it.

“Any player that has played un­der me knows what I’m like, I’m very hon­est. If I have to tell you some­thing, I’ll say it to your face, which I al­ways wanted when I was a player.

“I re­spected man­agers who were like that. Some man­agers used to pick on me but at least they were telling me to my face.”

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