NEWPORT County boss Michael Flynn says striker Keanu Marsh-Brown is no longer part of his first-team plans.

The 27-year-old Londoner joined the Exiles on a two-year deal last June, scoring one goal in his first season at Rodney Parade.

However, Marsh-Brown, who is currently away on international duty with Guyana in the CONCACAF Nations League, is yet to feature for County so far this term.

“He didn’t want to go out on loan, so I’m not even concerned about Keanu, he’s right at the back of my mind,” said Flynn, who side host Port Vale tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

“We’ll try and get him out when he comes back.

“I’m not going to say he doesn’t want to play, but he has had opportunities to go out on loan and he’s chosen not to take them. I’ve made it clear he’s not in my plans.

“One thing I’ll say, he’s (Marsh-Brown) not caused me any problems at the training ground.”

He added: “It’s nothing personal, he’s not in my plans. Certain players work, some don’t, it’s as simple as that.

“You tell me a manager who has got every signing right and I’ll show you a liar.”

When speaking to the media today, Flynn also claimed that Marsh-Brown hadn’t informed him he was involved in Guyana’s double-header against Aruba tonight and Jamaica on Monday.

The player vehemently refutes the claim and says he has documentation showing contact was made by the Guyana Football Federation on August 20.

County declined to comment on Marsh-Brown’s counter claim when contacted by the Argus.

Meanwhile, Flynn reiterated his praise for departed defender Lazar Stojsavljevic, who left the club to move back to Serbia just three months into his County career.

Flynn said: “He wanted to go, he wanted to play football, and that’s what it’s about, being a footballer, isn’t it?

“Playing matches week in and week out. That’s what I always thought.

“It was good for him and his family.

“Like I said, there was no fallout or big pay-off, it was very amicable, and fair play to Lazar for wanting to go and play – I wish one or two others had decided to do that.

“Lazar could have gone on loan to a couple of clubs lower down the pyramid, but he wanted to go, and the big pull was Serbia with his family being there.”