NEWPORT venture to Bedwas in the Principality Premiership tomorrow (kick-off 1pm) with head coach Craig Warlow optimistic that the Black and Ambers are heading in the right direction.

They may not have been at their best in beating Ebbw Vale last weekend but the Rodney Parade outfit have now won four games in a row in all competitions.

Warlow reckons it is far too soon to set any targets for the remainder of the campaign, with 12 Premiership fixtures left and the team still involved in the National Cup.

Giving his take on where Newport are, Warlow said: “We’ve certainly had a lot of experience of throwing games away over the last couple of years, but I can see us developing now.

“We’ve been together a relatively long time now so and it’s becoming clear that these players are getting better and we are going in the right direction.

“We have got lots of competition in a lot of positions, and with the number of games we have left, everyone has got to make sure they are ready and willing to step up when needed.

“Haydn Simons had a good game at 10 against Aberavon and was unlucky not to start last weekend, but he is going to have a big part to play in the run-in, like a lot of players will.

“We want everyone playing well to keep the momentum going so we can put ourselves in a position where we are able to control things.

“We’ve only had two games of this part of the season so I think it’s a bit too early to say what our aim is.”

Newport and Bedwas have one win over each other to date this season, the former winning at Rodney Parade in early November and the latter at Bridge Field in September.

“I’ve seen a fair bit of Bedwas this season and in the early days they were mightily impressive,” added Warlow.

“Then they lost a couple but we know they’ve got quality in their side and expect them to really come big.”

Warlow is hoping to have the likes of Harri Lang, James Little, Henry Palmer, Haydn Palmer, Morgan Burgess and Rhys Jenkins available soon.