Willmott admits finishing touch is needed

Winger needs to become more clinical

THWARTED attacker Robbie Willmott admitted that his one-on-one finishing probably isn’t the best part of his game after missing another in the goalless draw against Barrow on Tuesday night, writes Mark Wood.

Clark Masters made a fine stop to deny him in the first half as the Bluebirds held on for a point.

Willmott, who missed two similar chances at Newport, said: “I don’t think they are my strong point to be honest. He has made a good save. I tried to lift it over him but he spread himself well.”

Town also had a George Pilkington header ruled out in the second half following a push by Zdenek Kroca.

Utility man Adam Newton said: “We were a bit unlucky with the one disallowed, you need a little bit of luck.”

But both were in agreement there is plenty to work on ahead of the play-offs. Newton said: “Players, management and all the supporters and directors know what the team is capable of.

“Personally I think we just need to hit the back of the net a couple more times. When we go ahead we just need that second one and it will boost confidence throughout the team.”

Willmott added: “It was hard, they (Barrow) came here and shut up shop and defended well with a compact midfield.

“It’s very hard to play against.

“It’s very frustrating for us and very frustrating for the fans that pay their money to come and watch.

“Sometimes you have to play ugly football and put the foot in.

“Confidence-wise we are looking a little bit better, but that will come with time.

“It’s just goals at the moment, when they go in we will give any team a game, even Crawley.

“We’ve got a lot of hard games coming up. We just have to pick up away wins and home wins.

“The momentum comes with the wins and if we can take that into the play-offs, I’m sure we can make the final this year.”