Wild vows to remain professional

Last updated : 30 April 2019 By Dave Moore

Pete Wild has promised that his side will remain professional after the defeat at Exeter which killed off any lingering hopes of making a play-off spot.

He said, "We were in here this morning (Monday), we de-briefed on the game. A lot of things haven't changed really, for as good as we were in the first-half, we were very disappointing in the second-half. Things like bravery. There's two types of bravery in football. There's putting your foot in where it hurts and there's getting on the ball when you're under pressure and we didn't do both of those in the second-half.  But there's a lot of young lads in here, it's a young squad. We had an open discussion in here this morning. But I've told the young lads they've got to learn from it and take it on board. The first thing me and Chris did after the game was we went and had a walk on the pitch and tried to analyse what we could've done better, so if we're doing that, they can do that. I asked the players to remain professional and to make sure we give the fans what we couldn't give them Saturday, and also make sure we finish the season strongly and that the travelling support at Newport gets their money's worth. And then the same Saturday. So the messages are we remain professional and we make sure we finish strongly."

Behind closed doors I said I wanted to get into tenth as quickly as possible. So if we finish in tenth from where we were when we took over I would be pleased, wouldn't be ecstatic, but I would be pleased that we've got into the top half and into tenth. What will happen with me I don't know. Hopefully I'll sit down with the owner in next ten days and discuss what that is. I've been planning regardless because as a coach it's important that you are prepared and organised. So it gives me a bit more clarity of where we'll be and our target players maybe. There's a lot of water to go under the bridge before we get to that planning stage though."