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iFollow | Macca Hoping To Silence Padraig

Grimsby Town goalkeeper James McKeown says he hopes the Mariners can kick on in Sky Bet League Two when they face Newport County at Rodney Parade on Saturday (3pm), and he's hoping that Town can silence his old friend Padraig Amond.

24 August 2018

Grimsby Town goalkeeper James McKeown says he hopes the Mariners can kick on in Sky Bet League Two when they face Newport County at Rodney Parade on Saturday (3pm), and he's hoping that Town can silence his old friend Padraig Amond.

The Mariners are unbeaten in three games in the league, with 1-1 draws against MK Dons and Lincoln City following the 2-0 away win over Macclesfield Town.

And the 29-year-old hopes the Mariners now have the consistency to be successful in the league.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It’s been a really good start for us, but we can’t just sit back now after two good results against two good teams – we want to be really competitive in the league, and that’s what we have to make sure we are!

“We have to make sure now that we don’t want to be a team that has hard-luck stories – we need to start making sure that we’re playing well and winning games.

“Saturday we were excellent. I think anyone who was at the game probably thought we should’ve won – we were really good.

“But it was about backing it up because then after three games we won one, lost one, and drew one.”

And the Town goalkeeper is looking forward to locking horns with former teammates Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt against Newport.

He said: “Podge is a very, very good striker – I couldn’t speak highly enough of him as a person and a player.

“I really like Podge – I think he’s a good player and we still speak a lot so we get on well, so it’ll be good to see him!

“And Jamma as well, he scored probably one of the most important goals we’ve had in five or six years here – that goal was massive for us.

“So I just hope the fans can clap them both, and they’ll probably clap you back!”


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