Newport boss Flynn reveals reasons for match call-off request
» NEWPORT County AFC boss Mike Flynn has revealed why the Welsh club applied to have their League Two match at Cheltenham Town postponed.
The clubs were due to meet at the Jonny-rocks Stadium on Saturday, but the game will now be rearranged, with the new date yet to be confirmed.
“We applied to have it postponed,” he told the South Wales Argus.
“We’ve got three missing (on international duty).
“People might say that it’s only one regular, but I’m missing my right-back and I would have had to play Robbie (Willmott) there because Dan Leadbitter has just had an operation.
“It also gives us a chance to get Ryan Inniss up to speed and Mickey Demetriou might be fit when we play them next, and Joss Labadie as well.
“I could have four very big players back. So, there are a load of things that come into it but it’s for footballing reasons. There’s no hidden agenda. Hopefully it pays off.”
Robins boss Michael Duff said: “There is no point in getting annoyed because there is nothing I can do and I’d just be winding myself up.
“The lads will probably have a weekend off and the staff will get out to games and things, so ideally it wouldn’t happen, but it is what it is.
“Newport had a good result on Saturday (1-0 home win over Carlisle United), so I am sure they would have wanted to play the game as well.”