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REACTION: Plenty of positives for Marshall

Assistant Coach speaks on Newport win

10 November 2021

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Swindon Town Assistant Coach Scott Marshall felt there were plenty of positives to take from his team's 1-0 win over Newport County in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday night.

By winning at The County Ground last night, the Reds secured top spot in their group and a home draw in the knockout stages of the competition.

And, after giving debuts to Academy players Harrison Minturn and Callum Winchcombe, Marshall reflected on what was a successful night all round for the Football Club.

"We're very pleased with the result and the results we've had in this competition. There were a lot of pleasing things," Marshall told the local media.

"The young boys coming in and the lads who have maybe not played as many minutes in the league fixtures but still shown that they are hungry, competitive and fit has been good.

"They've enjoyed getting the 90 minutes under their belt.

"It is a great competition to give lads an opportunity from the youth setup and we want to get to know more of the lads and we've included them a lot in training when the situation and the opportunities have presented themselves.

"It is not easy to get young lads up and amongst the first-team group but the lads who came in did well and probably enjoyed their first senior experience.

"It is a good competition to do that and if you use it well it can help them in the future.

"This was another good win, it keeps the momentum going and it keeps everyone hungry."

Marshall was also pleased to see Jordan Lyden get a full 90 minutes under his belts, with the midfielder enduring a stop-start season so far.

"Jordan got some good minutes under his belt which he has been short of this season, and I'm sure he'll be happy to have gotten 90 minutes under his belt," Marshall continued.

"That's the first one so it was great to see him do that and we'll push him on with the rest of the lads."

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