Exiles axe three strikers

South Wales Argus: TRANSFER LISTED: Jefferson Louis, above, will be going, along with fellow strikers Ryan Charles and Jake Harris TRANSFER LISTED: Jefferson Louis, above, will be going, along with fellow strikers Ryan Charles and Jake Harris

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edin-burgh has transfer listed three players in response to the Exiles’ shaky couple of weeks, the Argus can reveal.

All three set to depart Rodney Parade are forwards, two of whom were signed this summer.

They are former Rush-den men Ryan Charles and Jefferson Louis, while last season’s breakout star Jake Harris has also been informed by Edinburgh that he’s available, either on loan or permanently.

The axing of Louis is somewhat surprising, given that he’s not been a flop since his arrival, but Edinburgh is intent on clearing the decks before January when the transfer window re-opens, the Exiles’ thoughts on what is possible this season having changed vastly since the summer.

The axing of Harris and Charles, however, come as little surprise at all.

Harris, who came from Weston-super-Mare, caught the eye last season but has barely featured this term, even as a substitute.

And former Cambridge striker Charles will know he has underachieved throughout his tenure at Newport, to the point that Edinburgh is no longer even using him as a substitute.

The manager explained: “We have today informed all three players that we are circulating their availability, either on loan or permanently.

“All three players have a case for staying but it’s my job to make tough decisions even if some people might not agree with me.

“Jeff is especially unlucky as he’s done nothing wrong, but being where we are in the league, we want to kick-on.

“Jake is a goalscorer, there is no doubting that whatsoever, but he’s not started a game this season and he needs football, he needs minutes and he needs goals. So he’s on the list too, even though it’s one of them when you know it could come back to bite you.

“Ryan is one that needs to happen for both parties. He knows it hasn’t worked out for him since he’s been here and it is what is best for him too.

“I know there is a misconception of us being a moneybags club, but the truth is that if we want to strengthen in January we need to strike the right balance.

“I don’t want players sitting in the stand, it doesn’t help anyone.”

Edinburgh says talks with ex-Bristol Rovers defender Byron Anthony are continuing but the usual amount of red tape is likely to mean that deal doesn’t happen until the back end of this week, though he’d be suspended for Saturday’s clash with Hyde anyway.

Meanwhille, Edinburgh has confirmed County with be ‘in it to win it’ in terms of the FA Trophy, the Exiles travelling to Conference South high-flyers Welling on November 24 (TBC) for the first round.

Newport reached the final at Wembley last season, beaten by playoff winners York City, and Edinburgh wants to get back to the national stadium.

“Especially as we are out of the FA Cup, we’ll be trying to win it and playing as strong a side as we can,” he said.

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9:30am Tue 13 Nov 12

Adrian Williams says...

I hope this means we'll be getting an extra striker in, otherwise we'll be going from too many strikers to not enough (especially with Crow injured)
I hope this means we'll be getting an extra striker in, otherwise we'll be going from too many strikers to not enough (especially with Crow injured) Adrian Williams

12:43pm Tue 13 Nov 12

cgirl says...

Adrian Williams wrote:
I hope this means we'll be getting an extra striker in, otherwise we'll be going from too many strikers to not enough (especially with Crow injured)
JE does nothing you moan! JE does something, you moan!
Read what he said....he's given his reasons...one out = one in.
Get off his case.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian Williams[/bold] wrote: I hope this means we'll be getting an extra striker in, otherwise we'll be going from too many strikers to not enough (especially with Crow injured)[/p][/quote]JE does nothing you moan! JE does something, you moan! Read what he said....he's given his reasons...one out = one in. Get off his case. cgirl

1:06pm Tue 13 Nov 12

idrischarles says...

We must trust Justin, he works with the boys every day, he knows their strengths and weakness, we fans only see them once a week. However the problem as I see it with Louis as with Porter, Minshull Thomson and Flynn is in-consistence.
We must trust Justin, he works with the boys every day, he knows their strengths and weakness, we fans only see them once a week. However the problem as I see it with Louis as with Porter, Minshull Thomson and Flynn is in-consistence. idrischarles

1:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Adrian Williams says...

Calm down CGirl - I'm not moaning, merely stating I hope we're getting another striker in. Read what I've said before jumping the gun
Calm down CGirl - I'm not moaning, merely stating I hope we're getting another striker in. Read what I've said before jumping the gun Adrian Williams

4:25pm Tue 13 Nov 12

larneman says...

I agree with JE but after what young harris has done for us I do feel a bit sorry for him, and wish him well. I hope that as he improves he may one day find his way back to Rodney Parade.
I agree with JE but after what young harris has done for us I do feel a bit sorry for him, and wish him well. I hope that as he improves he may one day find his way back to Rodney Parade. larneman

4:53pm Tue 13 Nov 12

netala says...

if and i say it`s a big if J.E. does get us into the league proper, all this bickering will be forgotten, and he can walk on water. so let`s get our toys back in the pram, and get behind him. i shall be a long way behind , when the proverbial "Sh*t hits the fan i don`t want to be in the fireing line, as a county fan,who will accept anything. please ,please let me be wrong
if and i say it`s a big if J.E. does get us into the league proper, all this bickering will be forgotten, and he can walk on water. so let`s get our toys back in the pram, and get behind him. i shall be a long way behind , when the proverbial "Sh*t hits the fan i don`t want to be in the fireing line, as a county fan,who will accept anything. please ,please let me be wrong netala

4:54pm Tue 13 Nov 12

netala says...

if and i say it`s a big if J.E. does get us into the league proper, all this bickering will be forgotten, and he can walk on water. so let`s get our toys back in the pram, and get behind him. i shall be a long way behind , when the proverbial "Sh*t hits the fan i don`t want to be in the fireing line, as a county fan,who will accept anything. please ,please let me be wrong
if and i say it`s a big if J.E. does get us into the league proper, all this bickering will be forgotten, and he can walk on water. so let`s get our toys back in the pram, and get behind him. i shall be a long way behind , when the proverbial "Sh*t hits the fan i don`t want to be in the fireing line, as a county fan,who will accept anything. please ,please let me be wrong netala

6:52pm Tue 13 Nov 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

jake harris is a surprise

justin has given youth a chance at county, lee evans and andrew hughes to name a couple.

why wasnt jake been given a run in the team after last season?????

again i repeat that without his goals justin wouldnt have got to wembley or dare i say it even staved off relegation.

seems skant reward for all his efforts off the bench , and yes justin there s not it could be one of those ones that comes back to bite you on the bum BUT WILL BE ONE THAT COMES BACK TO BITE YOU ON THE BUM.

having said that smith looks the real deal , high work rate, clincial finishing , but again how long can justin hang onto him.

too much reshuffling before a make or bbreak december? could be.

MARKP1667 EBAY , BUY FROM THE BEST AND IGNORE THE REST :-)
jake harris is a surprise justin has given youth a chance at county, lee evans and andrew hughes to name a couple. why wasnt jake been given a run in the team after last season????? again i repeat that without his goals justin wouldnt have got to wembley or dare i say it even staved off relegation. seems skant reward for all his efforts off the bench , and yes justin there s not it could be one of those ones that comes back to bite you on the bum BUT WILL BE ONE THAT COMES BACK TO BITE YOU ON THE BUM. having said that smith looks the real deal , high work rate, clincial finishing , but again how long can justin hang onto him. too much reshuffling before a make or bbreak december? could be. MARKP1667 EBAY , BUY FROM THE BEST AND IGNORE THE REST :-) COUNTYVOICE

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