Date: 18th March 2014 at 7:15pm
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On loan Adebayo Azeez and midfielder Luke Howell have both spoken about the run in to the end of the season and our recent form.

Speaking firstly to the Official Site the 20 year old striker talked about how he had found life at the club since joining us from Charlton Athletic and he said he was delighted to have extended his loan with us recently.

‘I’m really enjoying my time here, I feel like I’m learning from the gaffer and the rest of the squad, which is brilliant.’

After signing his loan extension Azeez obviously helped us to all three points in the game against Bristol Rovers by scoring a brace and he says he was delighted with both the three points but also his two goals because he felt it was nice to have given something back to the club given the faith they showed in him by wanting him to remain with us for longer.

With form having dipped of late and our results, he also says that we go into the Newport game high in confidence and that everyone is committed to turning this around and ending the season on a high.

‘Everyone is really up for the challenge, it’s an opportunity we must take to narrow the gap between us and the play off places. It’s be good to be able to climb the table and everyone is ready for the test.’

Howell has also been in the press recently talking to London24 and for him he was just delighted to have returned now following his injury, and he’s looking to play his part in a stronger end to the campaign, but had to admit that frustration was the order of the day following the Morecambe game.

‘I’m really pleased to be back, it’s hard as soon as you get injured because you want to be back as soon as possible. I felt at the start of the season we had a good home record and picked up a few results. We scored the goal first against Morecambe and I thought that would be the difference, we would see the game out, but it wasn’t to be the case. But if we can get the home form matching the away we’ll be fine.’

In terms of an unexpected play off push now, Howell says we can take confidence from our run back in 2009-10 where we went on a run of losing only two from ten and doesn’t believe there’s any reason we can’t replicate that now as long as we can get ourselves on that kind of run again.

‘Dagenham have done it before with a late surge and someone does it every season so we are hoping it can be us. There are ten games left and that’s 30 points to play for.’