Ex-Wales U21 defender is invited to train with Exiles

South Wales Argus: UNATTACHED: Byron Anthony seen in action during his time with Bristol Rovers. He is now training with Newport County UNATTACHED: Byron Anthony seen in action during his time with Bristol Rovers. He is now training with Newport County

NEWPORT County will take a look at former Wales U21 defender Byron Anthony after the former Bristol Rovers man was invited on trial with the Exiles, the Argus can reveal.

The Newport-born central defender will link-up for training with the Exiles and will likely feature in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Swindon Town later this month.

That contest is also being earmarked as the return date for injured Exiles goalkeeper Alan Julian, out since suffering a knee ligament injury in County’s very first pre-season friendly at Caldicot Town back in July.

Edinburgh is also forging ahead with plans to reshape his first team squad and is hoping it’ll be a case of two strikers in and two out before Tuesday’s Conference clash with Cambridge United.

As first reported in the Argus, Edinburgh is expected to loan out two from three with Jake Harris, Ryan Charles and Jefferson Louis all in contention for a temporary exit from Rodney Parade.

That will allow him to bring in two forwards with talks under way with specific targets. Those talks continued yesterday.

The Exiles have also confirmed that they have had inquiries for at least two of their players that are currently under consideration.

The Argus reported earlier this week that defender Mark Cooper had been released and yesterday Edinburgh created more room to negotiate by granting the release of midfielder and youth product Kris Fielden.

While Edinburgh was not willing to discuss on the record his planned changes in attack, he did confirm his new interest in Anthony, who played more than 150 games for Bristol Rovers and had a brief non-contract stint with Hereford United this term.

“We have invited Byron to come and train with us, we’d like to have a proper look at him and see what he has to offer,” he said.

“There is a game coming up with Swindon that we would like to pick him in, which is also the match where we hope to get Alan Julian back.”

l For more on County’s transfer plans see Saturday’s Argus sport and follow us on Twitter, @argusoncounty

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4:26pm Fri 2 Nov 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

POWER OF THE PEOPLE

trying to write this comment as the screen jumps all over the place due to the adverts popping up like the ghosts in the old game pac man

finally some common sense , if enough people shout loud enough , management have to listen.

hope BYRON can impress enough to earn some terms for the rest of the season, you dont get to play 150 games for bristol rovers and not be half bad.

JUSTIN loan out WASHINGTON AND CHARLES and give HARRIS AND LOUIS A CHANCE

jefferson , even though he has travelled around the clubs over the years seems to be a lucky talisman, and his sheer presence seems to sway results, he kept LINCOLN up last year.

and i repeat again JUSTIN you need to show HARRIS a bit of loyalty, and give a run in the team. HIS GOALS IN THE LEAGUE AND DEFINATELY IN THE CUP gave you the glory of saying "WELL I KEPT THEM UP AND GOT THEM TO WEMBLEY".

he got the goals last year and he will get them again. but he wont resting his arse on the bench .

no game this weekend, but it ll be interesting to see who justin brings in before the cambridge game.

CAMBRIDGE are a bit of a bogey side and difficult to break down so county be patient and use the ball intelligently dont just hoof it into the air...

GOOD LUCK...........:-)
POWER OF THE PEOPLE trying to write this comment as the screen jumps all over the place due to the adverts popping up like the ghosts in the old game pac man finally some common sense , if enough people shout loud enough , management have to listen. hope BYRON can impress enough to earn some terms for the rest of the season, you dont get to play 150 games for bristol rovers and not be half bad. JUSTIN loan out WASHINGTON AND CHARLES and give HARRIS AND LOUIS A CHANCE jefferson , even though he has travelled around the clubs over the years seems to be a lucky talisman, and his sheer presence seems to sway results, he kept LINCOLN up last year. and i repeat again JUSTIN you need to show HARRIS a bit of loyalty, and give a run in the team. HIS GOALS IN THE LEAGUE AND DEFINATELY IN THE CUP gave you the glory of saying "WELL I KEPT THEM UP AND GOT THEM TO WEMBLEY". he got the goals last year and he will get them again. but he wont resting his arse on the bench . no game this weekend, but it ll be interesting to see who justin brings in before the cambridge game. CAMBRIDGE are a bit of a bogey side and difficult to break down so county be patient and use the ball intelligently dont just hoof it into the air... GOOD LUCK...........:-) COUNTYVOICE

4:27pm Fri 2 Nov 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

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...... and if you are looking for that christmas bargain ..... check out MARKP1667 on EBAY :-) COUNTYVOICE

5:19pm Fri 2 Nov 12

larneman says...

Yes COUNTYVOICE Jake Harris has been a great servant to the county and has the making of a great striker. He must be feeling it being left on the bench week after week. Whatever happens to him I for one wish him well and hope that he stays at newport I know that he can only get better and better.
Yes COUNTYVOICE Jake Harris has been a great servant to the county and has the making of a great striker. He must be feeling it being left on the bench week after week. Whatever happens to him I for one wish him well and hope that he stays at newport I know that he can only get better and better. larneman

6:04pm Fri 2 Nov 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

i agree with larneman about tim thraves commentary on newport city radio.

nice to have coverage of home and away games and not just intermittent coverage of county home games on bbc local radio
i agree with larneman about tim thraves commentary on newport city radio. nice to have coverage of home and away games and not just intermittent coverage of county home games on bbc local radio COUNTYVOICE

9:32pm Fri 2 Nov 12

mikewelsh says...

Robbie Fowler..anyone??
Robbie Fowler..anyone?? mikewelsh

10:18pm Fri 2 Nov 12

Adrian Williams says...

Yes (as long as he was on an affordable wage)
Yes (as long as he was on an affordable wage) Adrian Williams

2:02am Sat 3 Nov 12

Newporttrue says...

A fat old ovepaid scouser no thank's... We want player's to play for the shirt not money....
A fat old ovepaid scouser no thank's... We want player's to play for the shirt not money.... Newporttrue

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