WALES under-21 manager Rob Page has confirmed that Newport County AFC loan star Mark Harris suffered concussion after a blow to the head against Liechtenstein on Friday.

The 19-year-old, who is on loan from Cardiff City, has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Portugal in Bangor and has returned to South Wales.

“He was dazed when the physio went on and I think he was out for a little bit," Page said.

"Protocol says that he has to do nothing for six days and so we'll send him back.”

Exiles boss Michael Flynn said on Saturday that Harris would be able to return to action in the League Two clash with Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade next Saturday.

Harris is the second County striker to suffer concussion in the past two weeks.

Antoine Semenyo, who is on loan from Bristol City, was hurt in the Carabao Cup clash with Oxford United on August 28.

Semenyo was out of action for an extra five days because he is only 18 and he missed County’s wins at Port Vale and Oldham Athletic as a result.

It is a situation that frustrated Flynn before the match at Boundary Park.

“I’ve just been informed Antoine’s not available because of the concussion and that he’s under 19,” he said.

“He’s between 17 and 19 and that means you have to have extra protocol, which is absolutely crazy. The physio is not in my good books!

“Concussion is concussion – there is the seven-day protocol.

“I get that and player welfare is the main priority, but I can’t imagine [why] a two-month [difference in age] means a player has to have an extra five days off or has to come back to train for five days after their week’s up.

“I don’t understand, I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to say much about it but let’s just say I’m not happy.”

Semenyo will be available for tomorrow night’s Checkatrade Trophy trip to Swindon Town.