The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

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.”

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