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NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh has not been approached officially by Northampton Town over their vacant managerial position but has been contacted about the post, the Argus can reveal.

In a shock twist, Edinburgh has admitted Northampton DID contact him over succeeding Aidy Boothroyd despite the club rejecting the link earlier today.

Newport fans may have endured a worrying few hours with the local paper in Northampton revealing that the Cobblers, who have taken six points off the Exiles this season despite being bottom of the Football League, have approached a rival League Two manager.

Speculation in the Northampton area was that Edinburgh was that man and the bookies have certainly endorsed that view.

Edinburgh has been cut to as short a price as 5/2 with Stan James and 3/1 with Bet Victor, the outright second favourite to succeed Aidy Boothroyd.

The Exiles have made clear that Edinburgh has not been approached offically as the boss prepares his side for Saturday’s League Two trip to rivals Bristol Rovers.

“We haven’t had any approach and didn’t even know there was speculation,” the Argus was told.

However, Edinburgh met the media today and revealed there there has been contact to him personally.

"There’s been no approach to the football club but they’re right in what they’ve said; there has been an approach to myself," he told the Argus "But as I’ve always said I’ve got a job to finish here and I’m happy here.

"As with any individual that gets linked somewhere it’s flattering but I’ve got a lot of work to do here.

"I’m ambitious, I want to be progressive and right now I feel I can do that here."