NEWPORT County AFC director Neil Collier has revealed that there has still not been any contact with the Welsh Rugby Union as the club’s future at Rodney Parade remains unclear.

The WRU have stated their desire to install a 4G pitch as part of their proposed takeover of the Newport Gwent Dragons and purchase of the ground they share with County and owners Newport RFC.

The takeover deal is dependent on the backing of 75 per cent of Newport RFC shareholders but if it goes ahead it would pose a problem for the Exiles as artificial surfaces are not permitted under English Football League rules.

“We have a lease until 2023 but we don’t know anything more than that for the moment,” Collier told BBC Radio Wales.

“If, and it’s a big if, the WRU thing goes ahead we don’t know what the scenario will be but as far as we’re concerned we’ve got a contract until 2023.

“We’ve made approaches [to the WRU] but we haven’t spoken to them.

“Those things are beyond our control for the moment.

“When we know a bit more about the situation and the ifs, buts and maybes [we’ll be able to comment].

“At the moment all the focus throughout the club is staying in the Football League.”

Collier did reveal that the board of directors is looking at possible alternative venues but he appeared to rule out a return to the club’s former Spytty Park home.

“We are considering options for the future,” he added.

“There are discussions going on but until there’s actual facts on the table we can’t deal with it.”

Asked about the possibility of going back to the Newport Stadium at Spytty, where the Exiles played until 2012, Collier said: “Certainly not in the format that it is. I don’t think that’s an option.”

County boosted their survival hopes on Saturday with a 1-0 home win over Crawley Town at Rodney Parade.

Defender Mickey Demetriou scored in the only goal of the game with a stunning finish from 25 yards out after 18 minutes,

Exiles captain Joss Labadie and Crawley's Welsh defender Josh Yorwerth were both sent off after the break after clashing off the ball but Flynn's men hung on to claim a vital three points.

They are now five points from safety with sis games left to play.