New­port boss Flynn re­veals rea­sons for match call-off re­quest

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» 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.”

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