County confident on new deals for trio

RETURN: Kevin Feely celebrates after scoring the winner against Rochdale on May 3

RETURN: Kevin Feely celebrates after scoring the winner against Rochdale on May 3

First published in Sport

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has held fresh contract talks with hometown heroes Mike Flynn and Byron Anthony and the club is expected to announce new deals for the pair this week, writes Andrew Penman.

The Newport-born duo are both keen to stay at Rodney Parade and Edinburgh also wants them to be part of his squad for the club’s second season in League Two.

The players both met separately with the Exiles boss on Tuesday afternoon and there are not expected to be any stumbling blocks.

County are also still hopeful of signing young Irish centre-back Kevin Feely after he apparently reversed a decision to quit football to pursue a career in Gaelic football (GAA).

Feely, who impressed in a short loan spell at County from March this year, was released by Championship club Charlton Athletic at the end of his contract this summer.

After scoring the winner in County’s 2-1 final day win over Rochdale on May 3, he returned home and talked of playing for his local GAA club Athy in the Kildare Championship.

He told the Irish press last week: “I’ve still got options to go back to England but I’m still not sure what I’m doing yet so I’m just trying to relax and enjoy my holidays.”

But Feely has now been called up to the Irish under-21 football squad for a friendly international against the Qatar Olympic team in Germany this Saturday.

And he could yet sign up to play for County in League Two once again next season.

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7:22pm Wed 21 May 14

netala says...

now that`s what I would call a coup!!!! all we need to do now is send out messers Crow Hughes and Chapman on loan then all will be well?
now that`s what I would call a coup!!!! all we need to do now is send out messers Crow Hughes and Chapman on loan then all will be well? netala
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1:11pm Thu 22 May 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

netala wrote:
now that`s what I would call a coup!!!! all we need to do now is send out messers Crow Hughes and Chapman on loan then all will be well?
Feely would be an excellent signing. I would keep Chapman personally, but would definitely like to see the back of Crow (I have no strong opinion one way or the other on Hughes)
[quote][p][bold]netala[/bold] wrote: now that`s what I would call a coup!!!! all we need to do now is send out messers Crow Hughes and Chapman on loan then all will be well?[/p][/quote]Feely would be an excellent signing. I would keep Chapman personally, but would definitely like to see the back of Crow (I have no strong opinion one way or the other on Hughes) Sing up for the amber boys
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2:43pm Thu 22 May 14

jiffygeorge says...

After initially looking wobbly and too easily brushed off the ball, Feely improved immeasurably in his last few games and became more assertive, I'm sure down to JE's influence. He could improve again into a good signing.
After initially looking wobbly and too easily brushed off the ball, Feely improved immeasurably in his last few games and became more assertive, I'm sure down to JE's influence. He could improve again into a good signing. jiffygeorge
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