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May determined to make most of exciting position

4 May 2021

Alfie May is looking forward to the possibility of being crowned League Two champions in Saturday's final match of the season against Harrogate Town.

A 1-0 loss on Saturday means the race for the championship title will go right down to the final day with the Robins holding a two point advantage at the top of the table.

Harrogate, who won the delayed 2019/20 FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium on Monday evening, are the opponents and May feels the fact all of the division's top three sides losing on the weekend reflected the randomness of the fourth tier this season.

"We are still in a great position and the league is mad," the striker said. "All top three clubs in the league at the minute lost at the weekend, which just shows you how hard it is to get out of this league. Everyone beats everyone."

May has earned promotion automatically from League Two previously with Doncaster Rovers, but unlike in his time at the Keepmoat Stadium wants to do it this time as a champion.

"It's a great opportunity to go up as winners and that's what we want," he added. "To go up as champions would be massive for us, the fans, the staff and everyone involved. I'm really looking forward to it."

On Saturday he felt his side were unfortunate not to be given a penalty kick in the first half in the south Wales following an incident in the box that was waved away by referee Scott Oldham.

"I personally think it was a clear handball. It's going towards goal and it looks like he's put his hands towards the ball. The ref said it was hard for him to see. If he can't see it then he can't see it."

May lined up on the left-hand side of a forward three in a 3-4-3 set-up at Rodney Parade.

Him and his colleagues were unable to make the impact they wanted against play-off chasing Newport as the shape was tweaked slightly from the usual 3-5-2.

"I've played the formation personally myself quite a bit," he continued. "We worked on it Friday and the lads have played it in cup games so it's good to have different formations for the gaffer to get players in and work on. 

"I was frustrated for myself not to have a chance but we go again."

Saturday's match is available to watch live on iFollow with a match pass which is available to buy online ahead of kick-off.


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