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Reed: "We need to win these games"

Striker previews clash with former club

Jamie Reed insisted no love will be lost when he goes up against his former side this weekend, in a game he admits is one Newtown need to win.

Reed has had two spells with Saturday's opponents Aberystwyth Town, once in 2007/08 when he bagged nine goals in 20 appearances on loan from Wrexham.

He also spent time on loan at Park Avenue in 2015/16 from TNS, scoring seven times in 17 outings.

The Aber clash is followed by a trip to Prestatyn, and the striker said these are the games the Robins need to be winning.

He said: "It is important for us to win these types of games.

"We will come up against the so called bigger sides in the league, but these games against teams near us are the ones we need to win.

"They are different games for us, and ones that we need to win to be in with a chance of getting in that top six position.

"They are one of my old clubs and I have a lot of good memories down there.

"I'm looking forward to the game, hopefully we can put in a good performance and get a positive result.

"They might be one of my old clubs but that all goes out of the window a but, there is a job to do and I want to get on with doing it."

Reed and his team mates were left frustrated last week by a lack of action in the final third, as they went down 2-0 at new boys Barry Town United.

The former TNS man believes they weren't clinical enough in the final third, and he is hoping to put that right on Saturday.

He added: "I thought we did okay and were unlucky to lose in the end to be honest.

"It was a little disappointing that the second goal was given, it was a bit dubious but that happens.

"We didn't really do enough in the final third, we weren't clinical enough, the final pass didn't get there, and it was disappointing.

"But we want to put that right this weekend."

Despite last week's game, the Robins home form has been good so far, and plenty of chances have been created on home soil.

Reed believes they can recreate those chances once again.

He said: "We're back on our home pitch we wee are used to.

"I know they are all 3G's but we're used to it more and hopefully we can add a little bit of quality going forward.

"It will be a different game to last week, they will probably sit in like Barry did.

"Aber are down the bottom and it isn't nice to see having only one point.

"It shows what happens when you get on a negative run, or a positive run of results like Llandudno have done.

"We want to get on a positive run of results, starting with Aber this weekend."