JOSH Sheehan hopes he won't be able to go too wild after helping Newport County AFC to promotion at Wembley – the playmaker could have the Euros to prepare for.

It promises to be a nervy bank holiday weekend for the 26-year-old from Pembrey.

On Sunday evening the twice-capped midfielder will be in a hotel with his County teammates when he finds out whether he has made the cut for the 26-man Wales squad.

The following afternoon Sheehan will be a key figure in the Exiles' bid to play in League One for the first time since 1987 when they face Morecambe in the play-off final.

The vice-captain insists the decision of Wales boss Robert Page will have no bearing on his next on-field task; he won't let his focus drift at the end of a mammoth season.

"I am happy to just be in contention and even be talked about," said Sheehan, who has played 52 games for County in the current campaign and came off the bench against the USA and Mexico.

"A year ago I would have said there was no hope of being in the mix for the Euros because I hadn't had a look-in.

"It would be unbelievable if I am in it, I would be so happy, but I won't be down if I'm not because it's not something that I have expected.

"It won't change anything for Monday. If I am in or out, Wales is nothing to do with that game and I will have full concentration."

Sheehan is out of contract soon and said in April that his future will be decided – or at least revealed – at the end of the season.

County fans will be pleasantly surprised if pulls on the amber shirt again after Wembley, even if the club heads to the third tier.

Nonetheless, Sheehan has seen the strides made since he first arrived at Rodney Parade in 2016/17.

"The difference from the time that I first signed on loan to now is night and day," he said. "The club has gone from fighting relegation to the play-off final in two of three seasons, plus pushing at the top of the table this year.

"That shows how far we have come – the team, coaching staff and club. We want to take that next step and hopefully that will be in League One."

The Swansea academy graduate has grown in influence and thrived in the new style that sees the ball kept on the deck and the Exiles bossing possession.

That earned international honours and will have put him on the radar of clubs higher up the pyramid.

Sheehan will showcase his talents on the big stage at Wembley and, unlike against Tranmere in 2019, he will be a central figure.

"I have a lot more influence on a game now and the way that we play allows me to be able to dictate a game or get on the ball," he said.

"Before it was never so much about possession and keeping the ball, but when we play like this I feel that I can thrive and help the team the most."

If it is Sheehan's final game for County, then he will have given everything to ensure it is a magical one rather than a repeat of the late despair against Tranmere.

"It's the best way to go up but the worst way to miss out, as we found out last time," he said. "A lot of emotion goes into the final and there is so much on the line for one game.

"The experience from two years ago helps because we know what to be expect, even though it won't quite be the same because of the crowd size.

"We've been to Wembley and that puts us in good stead to be ready so that we don't let the occasion beat us.

"Both teams haven't got to the final through luck, it's a whole season of work to get to this stage. It's been a good season for us, but if we win then it will be an unbelievable season."