Recruiting tough for the Exiles, says Edinburgh

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

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh says it’s increasingly difficult to complete a transfer due to chairman Les Scadding’s well documented wealth.

Second in the Conference, County have boosted their ranks with the signings of Christian Jolley and Robbie Willmott in recent days, but have so far been unsuccessful in attempts to snare a central defender.

Edinburgh wants at least one more addition to his squad before the end of the month and last week saw a move for ex-Newport player Chris Todd hit the skids because Forest Green wanted a large transfer fee.

The Exiles have also been rebuffed by another target, believed to be Northampton defender Anthony Charles – who is set for a League Two club.

“It’s nigh on impossible at the moment,” said Edinburgh.

“We’ve got some enquiries in and we’ve contacted some clubs but to be honest the quotes we are getting are ridiculous. I think it’s the Les factor. People see we have money and they are taking the Mickey.”

County hope not to have to sell any players this month but the Argus understands that there continues to be interest in teen ace Lee Evans.

Two Premier League clubs watched Evans at Lincoln and the Argus understands Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers have scouted him extensively for the past few weeks.

  • Lenny Pidgeley, Byron Anthony, Lee Minshull, Danny Crow, Ben Swallow, Connor Washington and Ryan Charles all played in Tuesday’s friendly with Swindon Youth, County winning 3-2 with Luke Rooney and Alex Ferguson the Swindon scorers.

Washington, who scored for Newport, was said to have caught the eye in a man of the match turn.

  • County have a family ticket offer available for Saturday’s home clash with Barrow.

For £25 a family of two adults and two children U16 can visit Rodney Parade.

Call 01633 670690 to book.

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8:01am Thu 17 Jan 13

Ranger12 says...

Good to see JE maintaining good business sense and not gambling the future of County on the basis of the current chairman who won't be there for ever.
Maybe the people who seem to revel in spending Les's money will realise that it has drawbacks and good business sense will always win the day in the end (Jolly)
Good to see JE maintaining good business sense and not gambling the future of County on the basis of the current chairman who won't be there for ever. Maybe the people who seem to revel in spending Les's money will realise that it has drawbacks and good business sense will always win the day in the end (Jolly) Ranger12
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9:55am Thu 17 Jan 13

netala says...

may i suggest that the club withdraw from this auction house, and rely upon the squad he as at the momet.who knows, maybe some of these club will put aside their greed and be more realistic in their valuations of players. the loan system is always available as they are obviousy players who are not wanted by their clubs, so why deprive them of a chance of success.
may i suggest that the club withdraw from this auction house, and rely upon the squad he as at the momet.who knows, maybe some of these club will put aside their greed and be more realistic in their valuations of players. the loan system is always available as they are obviousy players who are not wanted by their clubs, so why deprive them of a chance of success. netala
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6:02pm Thu 17 Jan 13

larneman says...

Heavy snow is forecast for Newport. So what are the chances os getting 5000 supporters to lie down and cover the pitch till saturday. Any other suggestions will be very welcome.
Heavy snow is forecast for Newport. So what are the chances os getting 5000 supporters to lie down and cover the pitch till saturday. Any other suggestions will be very welcome. larneman
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9:19am Fri 18 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

DOWN THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DOWN THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! rhinestine
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9:58am Fri 18 Jan 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

thats more like the rhinestine we tolerate :-)
thats more like the rhinestine we tolerate :-) COUNTYVOICE
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11:56am Sat 19 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
thats more like the rhinestine we tolerate :-)
UP THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The match day experience of the football over RP is better than the rugby, fact
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: thats more like the rhinestine we tolerate :-)[/p][/quote]UP THE COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The match day experience of the football over RP is better than the rugby, fact rhinestine
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