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BAILEY ON NEWPORT LOSS

10 August 2021

"From their goal to the end of the match, we dominated the game and deserved to win"

Bailey Clements says that tonight's Carabao Cup performance had 'everything but a goal' as Town fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Newport County.

The Blues dominated the majority of the game, hitting the woodwork twice amongst an array of chances, but Timmy Abraham's early goal proved to be the difference.

Bailey featured in the defence with Corrie Ndaba, while Armando Dobra and Idris El Mizouni got the nod in midfield alongside 17-year-old debutant Cameron Humphreys.

The left-back felt that there were positives to take from the evening despite being knocked out of the Cup, particularly for the younger players in the side.

He said: "There was a lot of us young lads getting in the first-team and we had everything but a goal to go with the performance. 

"It was a disappointing night but very positive at the same time. I feel like we deserved to score. We had enough chances to score but it just didn't come. From their goal to the end of the match, we dominated the game and deserved to win. 

"It's amazing experience. You always learn, especially under this manager. He's been really positive with all of us young lads and has given us the confidence to improve and believe we can kick on.

"Since I've been a scholar, I've played with Corrie so we know each other's games. Dobs [Dobra] and Idris are both my age, and Cam [Humphreys] has come through and done really well. I've been playing with these boys a long time so it's easier to understand each other's games."


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