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NEW­PORT boss Justin Ed­in­burgh has de­fended his de­ci­sion to let striker Conor Wash­ing­ton leave for Peter­bor­ough by claim­ing his re­place­ment Shaun Jef­fers can be just as good.

Wash­ing­ton and Jef­fers, 21, swapped clubs in the week, with County re­port­edly pick­ing up as much as £500,000 in re­turn, and Ed­in­burgh thinks his side may be the win­ners in the long run.

“First and fore­most it was right for the foot­ball club and it was an op­por­tu­nity for Conor to go and fur­ther his foot­ball ca­reer,” said Ed­in­burgh.

“I wish Conor all the best. He’s a fan­tas­tic lad and has great po­ten­tial but I think we’ve got an as­set in Shaun and hope­fully he can get us some goals.”

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