County closing in on top striker

First published in Newport County & Blue Square Premier Table & Results South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh will today attempt to tie up a deal for one of his top summer targets, writes Michael Pearlman.

The Argus can reveal that the Exiles are closing in on the signing of a striker, just released by a Conference club, with an excellent pedigree at this level.

He will travel to Newport today and be shown around Rodney Parade before contract talks with Edinburgh.

If he signs, County are likely to make an official announcement this afternoon. The Argus has agreed not to name the player who is believed to have also had offers from other Conference clubs.

The Exiles have had a productive week on the transfer front, already adding defender Tony James, striker Jefferson Louis and midfielder Jake Thomson to their ranks.

The overhaul of the squad also continued yesterday with left winger/defender Andy Sandell penning a one-year deal.

Sandell proved an extremely popular capture last term after joining on a non-contract basis from Chippenham and boss Edinburgh was thrilled to have tied him to a deal. “I think, along with Lee Minshull, Andy was the most important signing we made last season and he was always ideally in my plans for next year,” he said.

“The fans took to him straight away and he knows how to play a role for the team, he’s a very good bloke to have around the place.

“Hopefully, we’ll get this one wrapped up too,” he said.

“We think it’ll be a very important signing and it should all go through.”

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12:10pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Adrian Williams says...

Please not Charlie Griffin !
Please not Charlie Griffin ! Adrian Williams
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12:33pm Fri 15 Jun 12

MX47 says...

Can't see Charlie needing to have a look around RP, he'd bite our hand off to join us again. It's not him imo.
Can't see Charlie needing to have a look around RP, he'd bite our hand off to join us again. It's not him imo. MX47
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1:23pm Fri 15 Jun 12

the-dragons says...

Danny crow I heard
mayb wrong tho
Danny crow I heard mayb wrong tho the-dragons
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4:08pm Fri 15 Jun 12

andy83 says...

Adrian Williams wrote:
Please not Charlie Griffin !
they did say with an excellent pedigree at this level.
charlie griffin will never be known as excellent
[quote][p][bold]Adrian Williams[/bold] wrote: Please not Charlie Griffin ![/p][/quote]they did say with an excellent pedigree at this level. charlie griffin will never be known as excellent andy83
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1:18am Sat 16 Jun 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

watch out i think its MATT GREEN from MANSFIELD :-)
watch out i think its MATT GREEN from MANSFIELD :-) COUNTYVOICE
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