I recognise that Darryl Clarke is doing well at Port Vale and he also found success at Bristol Rovers. However, he has gone on record as being quite dismissive of managers that talk about having a ‘clear identity’.
Again, I know that League Two is a war of attrition at times and Newport have always done well playing a rather direct style of football.
However, Matt Taylor always talks about identity and trying to play the right way. In a game where we could easily have lost, I found the stats attached really interesting.
The corner stats stand out but given that we were the home team, that is less of a surprise. The pass stats though, show that we are surely moving in the right direction.
I think we are gathering a decent momentum and if we can reach the play-offs, I think we have a fighting chance, with players like Monthe, Labadie and Khan all having recent experience there.