NEWPORT County AFC have completed their first season back in the Football League after a 25-year absence and have another one to look forward to from August.

That sentence alone provides more than enough reasons for County fans to be cheerful as the close season begins.

Yes, there were some awkward moments along the way but that was inevitable as County found their feet as a league club on and off the field.

In the end, survival was comfortable and there is much to look forward to next season - even if at least one so-called supporter was still calling for manager Justin Edinburgh's head on our website yesterday.

Those who have become spoiled by success in the last couple of seasons should remember where County are now and where they have come from.

Before this season, none of the club's administrators had run a league club. Despite a lengthy Premier League career as a player with Tottenham Hotspur, Mr Edinburgh had never managed a league club. Many of the club's players had never been league footballers.

Despite all of that, the club survived their first season back in the big time and there are excellent signs of progress in the boardroom and on the training pitch.

The club still have much to do to continue their progression but they are on the right tracks.

The Newport County glass is definitely half-full at the end of an historic season.