WELSH teenager Regan Poole could not be more pleased to see former club Newport County AFC thriving under the leadership of Michael Flynn in League Two.

And the Manchester United defender, currently on loan at Northampton Town with his old Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh, admits he “wouldn’t mind” playing for County again in the future.

Poole, 19, left Rodney Parade to join the Red Devils in September 2015, before moving to Sixfields on a season-long deal this summer.

While Edinburgh’s Cobblers have lost all four games in League One so far this term, Flynn’s Exiles are flying high in second place in League Two.

County’s impressive form hasn’t gone unnoticed with Cardiff-born Poole, who is thrilled for the club that gave him his chance in the Football League.

“It’s amazing,” said Poole. “I follow them week in week out and they are the club that will stand by me now for the rest of my career.

“I played against them in pre-season and saw a few old faces, although there’s not many that were there when I was there a few years ago.

“It is great to see them do well and it would be unbelievable if they did get promoted, and I hope they do.

“There’s no-one who loves the club more than Michael Flynn and watching him doing what he’s doing every week is great.

“And it puts a smile on your face from where they were last year to what they are doing already.

“You can see that they are going to go on to great things this season.

“Michael Flynn and Wayne Hatswell are great coaches and I’m pretty sure they will take them forward.”

When asked if we would like to one day return to County, he added: “Maybe in the distant future but it depends which way my career goes.

“I’m not too sure what’s going to happen with me but I wouldn’t mind playing for them again.

“My aim (for going on loan) was to be in the Championship or League One, but if Newport were in League One, which I’m hoping they will be next season by the start they’ve had, you never know.”

Despite Northampton’s start, Poole, currently with the Wales Under-21 squad ahead of Euro 2019 qualifiers in Switzerland on Friday and Portugal next Tuesday, is glad to be reunited with Edinburgh.

“I’m back with Justin Edinburgh who I was with at Newport and I’m enjoying it so far,” he said.

“We’ve had a little bit of a tough start but I’m sure that will soon change.

“It’s good to be back in the league again, ever since I left Newport I’ve missed it. It just feels normal again to be back.

“To be reunited with Justin was a big part of the decision to join Northampton because he knows how I work and I know how he works.

“He’s the one who gave me my debut and got me going on the road that I’m on, him and Michael Flynn.

“Both of them got me where I am today, along with hard work and dedication.

“Hopefully being on loan this season will help me and when I get back (to Manchester United) it’s time to get my head down and see what happens.

“I’ve still got a few years left so obviously the aim is to break into the first team but ever since I joined I’ve loved every minute of it.

“It’s been one hell of an experience and I’ve enjoyed the road that I’ve been on.”