CARDIFF City have come to Newport County’s rescue by solving their training ground worries ahead of next Saturday’s League Two play-off final against Tranmere.

The Exiles were left with nowhere to prepare for their date at Wembley as Newport Stadium is scheduled for maintenance work.

But the Bluebirds, whose own Vale Resort pitch is also being worked on, have stepped in.

They will provide top-class facilities at their Cardiff City Stadium home for County ahead of the clash with Tranmere, who beat Forest Green on Monday evening.

Newport manager Michael Flynn said: "It shows the class and exactly the kind of football club Cardiff are for choosing to help a fellow Welsh team out when they knew the kind of situation we were in with regards to training leading up to Wembley.

“It's an unbelievable gesture from everyone at Cardiff, I'd like to personally thank (manager) Neil Warnock, (chief executive) Ken Choo and everyone connected with the club for making this possible. It shows what is possible when Welsh football comes together."