NEW­PORT READY FOR EX­O­DUS

The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND -

MAN­AGERS are of­ten keen to keep as big a squad as pos­si­ble, but New­port County boss War­ren Feeney is en­cour­ag­ing some of his play­ers to leave the club.

As he eyes up new sign­ings, Feeney is also hop­ing to off­load num­bers be­fore Mon­day’s trans­fer dead­line – with Seth Nana Twu­masi, Matt Tay­lor and Nathan Ralph among the pos­si­ble de­par­tures.

The Ex­iles boss be­lieves some play­ers should be look­ing to move on for the sake of their ca­reers.

“When I was a player I hated sit­ting around and not play­ing,” said Feeney.

“I re­mem­ber when I was at Cardiff and Jimmy [Floyd Has­sel­baink] and Rob­bie [Fowler] came in. I didn’t want to sit on the bench.

“Three months down the line there are go­ing to be 2,000 peo­ple out of con­tract.You can get a head-start on them by go­ing. I can’t force any­one to leave, but if there are a cou­ple that want to go I’m not one of those to stand in their way.”

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