David Pipe the first of many to leave, says Exiles boss

HEADING FOR THE EXIT: County defender Harry Worley

HEADING FOR THE EXIT: County defender Harry Worley

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NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has warned his squad that David Pipe is the first of many players leaving Rodney Parade this summer.

Former captain Pipe was released ahead of the final two games of the season – at York City today and at home to Rochdale next Saturday.

With his side having secured their League Two status for the 2014/15 season Edinburgh is already planning for the new campaign.

“David won’t be the first and last player to leave the football club this summer,” said the Exiles boss.

“Everyone that leaves we want to part on good terms but players do leave football clubs.”

Next out of the door could well be defender Harry Worley who has not played since his own goal against Exeter City on March 16.

“His form has not been good enough to warrant a place in the team or the squad,” said Edinburgh of the former Oxford United player.

“Certain things happen, day to day, that I see as a manager.

“What I see during the week; attitudes being correct and application in training plays a part in my team selection.

“The arrival of Kevin Feely and Darcy Blake also means that at this moment Harry’s not worth a place in the team.”

Wales international Blake has indicated that he could be tempted to extend his stay at the club, according to Edinburgh.

The former Cardiff City and Crystal Palace defender, who won the last of his 14 caps in Croatia in October 2012, is currently on a short-term contract at Rodney Parade following his release by the Eagles.

The expectation was that Blake would move on to a Championship club in the summer after regaining his fitness with County following his arrival last month.

But Edinburgh has now revealed that he has had talks about a new deal with the 25-year-old star from New Tredegar.

“I’d like to say there’s a very good chance of us keeping Darcy Blake,” said Edinburgh.

“We’ve obviously got to be conscious of the quality of Darcy and a Championship or League One club could come and blow us out of the water.

“But we’ve got Darcy playing with a smile on his face again and he knows the environment, he knows how I work and he’s really enjoying being back playing football.

“There have been early talks and he’s made the right noises that he’s enjoying being a part of it here. Hopefully that can continue.

“Darcy likes being at home with his family and we’ve got to try and capitalise on that.”

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11:53am Sat 26 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Moral must be at an all time high in the County dressing room then....NOT....
Moral must be at an all time high in the County dressing room then....NOT.... welshmen
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12:27pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ohc says...

More going - that's good news. Few staying would be even better
More going - that's good news. Few staying would be even better ohc
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

I wonder how many of those due to get the push will be out of contract and free to leave without being sold for hard cash. JE is obviously going to need a fair bit of the stuff n hand if he's to revamp a large portion of the squad.
I wonder how many of those due to get the push will be out of contract and free to leave without being sold for hard cash. JE is obviously going to need a fair bit of the stuff n hand if he's to revamp a large portion of the squad. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Sat 26 Apr 14

b3talover says...

welshmen wrote:
Moral must be at an all time high in the County dressing room then....NOT....
Well some of them only have themselves to blame. You can't put in poor performances week in week out and expect to get rewarded. Unless you work for a bank of course.
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Moral must be at an all time high in the County dressing room then....NOT....[/p][/quote]Well some of them only have themselves to blame. You can't put in poor performances week in week out and expect to get rewarded. Unless you work for a bank of course. b3talover
  • Score: 11

4:29pm Sat 26 Apr 14

jetspotter says...

Can't help feeling it's a shame we haven't got more players to build a team around. Wholesale changes are usually counter productive and means the manager has to start again from scratch and go through the whole process of how best to fit players into a team of new players. That's at least a quarter of the season gone !! Ah well let's hope he gets it right from the start next season and we he really has learned from his errors. Fingers crossed !!
Can't help feeling it's a shame we haven't got more players to build a team around. Wholesale changes are usually counter productive and means the manager has to start again from scratch and go through the whole process of how best to fit players into a team of new players. That's at least a quarter of the season gone !! Ah well let's hope he gets it right from the start next season and we he really has learned from his errors. Fingers crossed !! jetspotter
  • Score: -2

7:54pm Sat 26 Apr 14

larneman says...

Darcy is a great choice for the team. A good defender and a credit to the team. Also a credit to himself. A good man to build the team around.
Darcy is a great choice for the team. A good defender and a credit to the team. Also a credit to himself. A good man to build the team around. larneman
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

JimMachen says...

I do wish that Justin would use a bit better judgment in his public dealings with players.

To say in the media that a player (which he signed) is not worth a place in the team is in my opinion somewhat counter productive at best and probably downright unprofessional at worst.
I do wish that Justin would use a bit better judgment in his public dealings with players. To say in the media that a player (which he signed) is not worth a place in the team is in my opinion somewhat counter productive at best and probably downright unprofessional at worst. JimMachen
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Mon 28 Apr 14

NakedDancer says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
I wonder how many of those due to get the push will be out of contract and free to leave without being sold for hard cash. JE is obviously going to need a fair bit of the stuff n hand if he's to revamp a large portion of the squad.
Transfer fees in League 2 are very rare except for promising youngsters. No-one in the current County squad would command a fee.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of those due to get the push will be out of contract and free to leave without being sold for hard cash. JE is obviously going to need a fair bit of the stuff n hand if he's to revamp a large portion of the squad.[/p][/quote]Transfer fees in League 2 are very rare except for promising youngsters. No-one in the current County squad would command a fee. NakedDancer
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