PAUL Caddis insists fans can’t read too much into Rarmani Edmonds-Green’s performance at Newport County on Saturday because of the pitch’s poor state.

Edmonds-Green lined up alongside Tom Broadbent in the heart of a makeshift Town defence as Richie Wellens’ team were beaten by the Welsh outfit for a second time this year.

The Huddersfield prospect made a number of eye-catching clearances with his head, and his smaller build – compared to County’s towering forwards – certainly didn’t deter him from getting stuck in.

A couple of mis-placed first half passes can perhaps go under the radar given the unique playing conditions, and Caddis agreed with that statement when talking after Saturday’s full time whistle.

He said: “Conditions were difficult on Saturday, and it’s tricky to judge his (Rarmani Edmonds-Green) performance on a day like that.

“But his character was there, and he won a lot of headers. He seems like a good lad, I’ve spoken to a couple of people at Huddersfield who I used to play with and they’ve confirmed what I think.

“I hope we see more of him in the coming weeks.”

It proved to be another weekend of change for Caddis who, like Rob Hunt, has had to deal with a changing back line amid Wellens’ defensive injury crisis.

Not only has Dion Conroy been lost for the season, but the Town chief is also currently without the services of Mathieu Baudry and Zeki Fryers.

Caddis believes Town have adapted well considering their rotten injury luck. And he was also pleasantly surprised to team up with Dion Conroy in the gym for the first time earlier last week as the club captain started his in-house road to full fitness.

Caddis added: “You’ve got to deal with changes, that’s just football. I think we’ve dealt with what has been thrown at us relatively well.

“There is a reason why we have a squad, and the manager said before Christmas that everyone must be ready for the coming months because there will be suspensions and there will be injuries – especially given the number of games we have had in such a short space of time.

“He was right, and I think everyone has been ready and has played a part. We’re disappointed with Saturday’s result but we’ve got to move on from that.

“I can’t speak for Dion (Conroy) but I would imagine returning to the team environment is good for him mentally.

“He’s a good character, and from what I’ve heard is a very good player too.”