EXILES TO RING CHANGES
NEWPORT manager Justin Edinburgh admits there will be a big turnover of players at County in the summer but is confident his side can push on next season.
Former Tottenham defender Edinburgh believes forward planning can give his side a jump on their rivals.
“We had a busy week when we had a free week and I took in a lot of games, so we’re well advanced,” said Edinburgh.
“We’ll be competitive. I will be able to build another squad that we can continue to progress and establish ourselves as a League club.”
One player who wants to still be at Rodney Parade next year is goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley.
The 30-year-old stopper, who started his career at Chelsea, has been out with ankle ligament damage in recent weeks but hopes to remain a part of Edinburgh’s long-term plans.
“I’ve had discussions with the gaffer but it’s at a very early stage,” said Pidgeley.
“At this stage in my career I need to play games and that was the main reason for coming here.
“I’m happy here. My family are settled here so I’m not in any hurry to go elsewhere.”