The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

NEW­PORT County nar­rowly staved off rel­e­ga­tion last term and have won one of their open­ing six matches this term, but boss War­ren Feeney is con­tent with the club’s po­si­tion.

The Ex­iles have not won at Rod­ney Pa­rade since March 5 and headed to Don­caster Rovers yes­ter­day with their sole three points com­ing last month against Ley­ton Ori­ent.

Last term, they recorded only one win be­fore Oc­to­ber and fin­ished the sea­son tak­ing three points from their last 11 games.

New­port fans could be for­given for for­get­ting how to cel­e­brate a win, but Feeney re­mains pos­i­tive.

“We’ve pro­gressed a hell of a lot from last year and I think you can see that in the play­ers,” said the for­mer North­ern Ire­land striker.

“The fans have been phe­nom­e­nal, as well, be­cause they are get­ting be­hind the boys and they can see pas­sion.

“I don’t think we’ve been bad. We’ve been close. It’s just the goals we’ve got to cut out.

“They are in­di­vid­ual mis­takes. You can see that, but we will put it right.

“I am pleased at the mo­ment be­cause we aren’t play­ing catch-up. You’re com­pet­ing against some very big teams but I be­lieve we’ve got a good enough squad.

“We’re mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion.”

PLEASED: War­ren Feeney

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