PETER Cavanagh is determined to ensure that Fleetwood Town team-mate Shaun Beeley’s loss will be his gain.
Cavanagh is anxious to seize his chance at Newport County today, with a hamstring injury set to rule out first-choice right-back Beeley for at least a fortnight.”
“I’m sorry to see Shaun injured but I must take my chance,” Cavanagh said as the squad broke up yesterday’s journey to South Wales with a training session at Cheltenham Town.
“My fitness is good and I’ve kept in good shape in training and playing reserve football.
“Shaun’s a good right-back and had a good run this season. That’s meant my chances have been limited and most of my games have come at left-back.
“It’s up to me to stake a claim for the place. Shaun may be out for up to a month and that’s a good few games to show the gaffer (Micky Mellon) what I have.”
Town’s Blue Square Bet Premier play-off push has faltered with back-to-back defeats over the past week, which means an out-of-sorts Newport side won’t be taken lightly.
Cavanagh added: “They have shown they are a decent side this season, so we’ll watch out for them.
“We have enough quality to take the points from them and push on. There are 30 points left to play for and our promotion hopes are still alive.”