NEW­PORT ‘SHIELDED BY LEASE’

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CHAIR­MAN of op­er­a­tions Gavin Fox­all is con­fi­dent New­port County will re­main at Rod­ney Pa­rade – should they avoid rel­e­ga­tion to the Na­tional League.

New­port Gwent Dragons, who are also ten­ants, are the sub­ject of a takeover bid from the Welsh Rugby Union but County have a lease, which lasts un­til 2023, and pri­or­ity on fixtures while they re­main in the EFL.

“Our view is quite clear – we’ve got a con­tract,” said Fox­all. “That is some­thing we’re ex­pect­ing to be honoured.

“Ob­vi­ously, there is a vote by the share­hold­ers of New­port Rugby and we’ll wait to see what hap­pens.”

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