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Sean Newton aims to lead club to promotion

22nd December 2020

York captain, Sean Newton scored both goals in a 2-0 triumph against Kettering Town to secure the Minstermen’s third consecutive victory in the league earlier in the month.

Both of Newton’s goals came in the opening eight minutes of the game with the first being a penalty and the second a free-kick as Steve Watson’s men moved up to 4th in the table with a win at Bootham Crescent.

The 32-year-old says it is crucial the Minstermen keep up their current momentum as they continue to climb the table.

He said: “Momentum is massive in football, especially in this league.

“A few wins can take you from near the bottom to near the top.

“Sometimes you have to win when you are not at your best and I felt like that is what we did. Not only did we win but we kept a clean sheet which is great.

“We just need to keep on winning games. We had a slip up against Leamington but since then, we have bounced back with three great victories.”

The Minstermen skipper is having quite the season in front of goal netting five times in his opening eight league matches and six times in all competitions as well as playing every minute of the campaign so far this season.

The centre-half originally joined the Minstermen on loan from Wrexham back in October 2016, with the deal then made permanent the following January with Newton now making 164 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Newton has had two spells as York captain with the first starting in the summer of 2017 and then from the beginning of the current season in 2020/21.

The Liverpool born left-back says he is working hard as captain and aims to lead the Minstermen to promotion at the end of the season.

Newton added: “In my absence as captain, I learned a lot from Macca (Steve McNulty).

“I find it is best to go about it quietly and work hard in training every day.

“We have plenty of players here who have been captains of other clubs and that certainly helps make my job easier.

“The main aim is to keep the standards high in training and get the best out of these players and at the minute things are going well.

“Obviously, our aim is to win the league, but we need to take each game as it comes.

“We know this is a very unpredictable league which produces crazy results.

“We need to do whatever it takes to pick up wins and if we keep doing this, we have a great chance of promotion at the end of the season.”



Article by Sam Wright.

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