County may yet look to strengthen their squad

First published in Newport County

NEWPORT County may still be open for transfer business, but boss Justin Edinburgh has re-iterated that they will sell before they buy, writes Michael Pearlman.

The Exiles are around their limit for wages, with financial fair play regulations in League Two restricting Newport’s wage bill.

However, Edinburgh hasn’t ruled out doing some business before the close of the window, while the Argus understands negotiations are ongoing that will see a player depart on a permanent basis.

“We aren’t ruling anything out, continuity has been key for us, but we maintain that we keep our eye out, you can never settle for what you have,” he said.

“If a player becomes available we’ll look to do something, but the squad is perhaps too big so I think before you see anyone come in, one or two might go out first.

“I understand that us part and parcel of football, sometimes you need to wheel and deal and with a month to go before the window, we don’t rule anything out.”

The Exiles are currently running the rule over Canadian goalkeeper Simon Thomas, to cover for Lenny Pidgeley, with Jamie Stephens still some weeks away from resuming full fitness.

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