Newport County caretaker manager Jimmy Dack says the club need to move on quickly after the departure of boss Justin Edinburgh was confounded by a 2-0 loss at AFC Wimbledon.Edinburgh joined Sky Bet League 1 side Gillingham earlier on Saturday after a four-year reign at Rodney Parade.
And the Exiles - who had Kevin Feely sent off after 55 minutes - went on to fall to a fourth successive League 2 defeat courtesy of Adebayo Akinfenwa goals in each half.
"We're going to draw a line under it now," said Dack. "Justin's gone now and it's time to move on. We've got to start talking about Newport County and the players that are playing now.
"I'm not going to use it as an excuse. We've spoken about it and everyone's aware of it. There's no point in dragging it on. The boys knew that the gaffer was going and it was just up to us to put a performance in. It's about us now, getting some results and getting Newport County up and running again.
"Up until the sending-off I thought it was a good performance. Obviously the goal killed us in the first half but I thought we played well.
"We were looking to push them and get the goal. There was only one team in it up until the sending-off. And then the sending-off has derailed us a little bit.