Rovers block Todd move

NO DEAL: Chris Todd will not be returning to Newport County

NO DEAL: Chris Todd will not be returning to Newport County

First published in Newport County South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

NEWPORT County’s bid to re-sign defender Chris Todd is dead in the water, the Argus can reveal.

The Exiles had been keen to add the Forest Green Rovers defender to their ranks 18-months after he left the club over a contract dispute.

Boss Justin Edinburgh believed Todd would enhance the squad and be an important presence in the dressing room and the former Torquay defender is totally out-of-favour at The New Lawn.

He shone on a loan to fellow Conference outfit Hereford United earlier this term and it is understood that Kidderminster Harriers and AFC Telford United were also keen to land the 31-year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season.

However, three separate enquiries from the Exiles have failed to pay dividends, despite Newport being Todd’s first choice as his next destination.

County originally hoped to take Todd on a free transfer before two further cash bids, neither of which budged Forest Green.

The promotion contenders were unwilling to even discuss Todd joining a rival club and as such Todd will instead announce in the next 48 hours a move to an undisclosed (not Conference National) club on a free transfer.

The Exiles will now press ahead with other transfer targets, though they haven’t so far had any joy in their efforts to extend the loan of striker Michael Smith.

The former Darlington man has returned to parent club Charlton Athletic.

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11:23am Thu 10 Jan 13

llandaff says...

County don't seem very good at this transfer / loan game. There are already a number of loan extensions at several other BSP clubs in the bag. Why are County unable to achieve the same? Answers?
County don't seem very good at this transfer / loan game. There are already a number of loan extensions at several other BSP clubs in the bag. Why are County unable to achieve the same? Answers? llandaff
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3:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

County says...

We're four points off the top with two games in hand. Stop whinging.
We're four points off the top with two games in hand. Stop whinging. County
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10:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

llandaff says...

County wrote:
We're four points off the top with two games in hand. Stop whinging.
Having supported the County for over 50 years, I believe I have every right to be asking questions. Yes we are 4 points off the top and quite frankly we shouldn't be.
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: We're four points off the top with two games in hand. Stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Having supported the County for over 50 years, I believe I have every right to be asking questions. Yes we are 4 points off the top and quite frankly we shouldn't be. llandaff
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