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I'm still learning says JoJo

Harries keen to get more minutes under his belt


JoJo Harries insists he is still learning and needs to do more to nail down a starting place.

That is despite impressing at left back against Holywell Town in Tuesday's 2-0 Nathaniel MG Cars Cup win.

Harries has been handed his chance in two positions in the cup game, and has enjoyed cameo roles in the league.

He wants to keep his head down and work hard before he is handed his first team start.

He said: "I'm very pleased to get some minutes under my belt.

"I've needed some minutes to sustain confidence in myself, to keep fit and take chances I get when they come calling.

"Also with a 2-0 win as well to progress in the cup it was a very good run out and experience.

"Personally I don't think I am 100 per cent ready to start week in week out, I always think I can do better but personally I think I need to  perform better to break into the starting 11 at the minute.

"I'm waiting patiently, training hard and hopefully when the one chance comes I can take full advantage of it."

Harries came off late in Tuesday's cup win, and will be assessed ahead of tomorrow's trip to Cefn Druids.

Harries added: "The injury is okay and I don't think it is anything major, I don't fully know yet but I am hoping to see Sophie to have a look at it.

"Hopefully I will be okay for tomorrow.

"It was great to progress in the cup, it wasn't the performance we were looking for, but it is good to have a good cup run, it keeps confidence and morale in the team.

"The cups we are in we are looking to have a good run, show a statement to others."

Harries had been training with Newtown for the last two pre-seasons, before signing a deal in the summer.

He came from rivals Caersws and is pleased he has made the move and settled in well so far.

He added: "So far I've enjoyed every minute and I am happy with everything that is happening, I've learnt a lot from the Welsh Premier League, how to adapt to it and I will continue to do so.

"I haven't had many minutes but I understand I need to be patient.

"I've got a lot to learn and take everything in to earn myself first team action and that is a challenge I'm willing to do and hopefully complete it.

"The lads are beginning to gel and the spirit we have is the biggest part of our club, they are a great bunch.

"The lads have welcomed us in and it is a good place to be at the moment, we are finding more confidence and we were unlucky not to take anything."

Druids represent a tough task for the Robins tomorrow, after a good start to the campaign.

The last visit ended in a Robins win and Harries is hoping for another positive result tomorrow.

He added: "Each game is a tough one in the league and Druids are flying at the minute with two good wins.

"I am confident we can go there and put a good display on and get three points, and stop their run.

"They have a very good side with lots of experience, and players who have played at a higher level.

"Know doubt it will be a good and exciting game that hopefully ends in the result we want."