Graham Westley: Newport County are 'heading in right direction'

Graham Westley
Newport County have averaged two goals a game since Graham Westley's appointment, up from 1.18 this season under Warren Feeney

Newport County boss Graham Westley says his team is "heading in the right direction" after they lifted themselves out of the League Two relegation places for the first time since September.

The Exiles won 3-0 against Notts County on Saturday and moved up to 21st place after a third straight league win.

"I've inherited terrific players with some incredible technical ability," Westley told BBC Radio Wales.

"There's fantastic quality and appetite and the work-rate is sensational."

Rhys Healey has a shhot on goal against Notts County
Striker Rhys Healey, on loan from Cardiff City, scored his fifth goal of the season in the win at Notts County

Newport County are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions and Westley has lost just two of his nine games in charge since his appointment in October.

"At the moment the team is going in the right direction. The lads are improving and are working very hard together and it's positive that the goals are flowing as well," he said.

"The key thing is not to define yourself by the league table but to define yourself by your work-rate and passion for the result."

Swansea City loanee Josh Sheehan scored his fifth goal in six games in the win against Notts County while Rhys Healey, on loan from Cardiff City, also got on the scoresheet.

"Josh is going from strength to strength. When I arrived there was talk that at this stage of his career, he's the new Aaron Ramsey," Westley added.

"He's showing all that quality, he's a tremendous prospect. Rhys is doing the same thing. He's come in from Cardiff and he's showing athleticism, tenacity and quality."

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