NEWPORT County AFC have turned down a bid for right-back Cameron Norman amid links with a move to the Scottish Premiership.

The 26-year-old has been an ever-present in League Two, with 44 starts and one substitute appearance, since arriving from Walsall last summer.

Norman is under contract for next season but has reportedly caught the eye of St Mirren, who are on the brink of avoiding the drop from the Scottish top flight.

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County manager James Rowberry confirmed that the club have received an offer but have turned it down, and are under no financial pressure to sell.

“There has been a bid, we have turned that down and Cameron wants to be part of this football club moving forward,” said the boss.

“Unless there is something ridiculous from somewhere then it's not a topic for conversation for me and Cameron. He is fully committed to what we are trying to do here and we get on extremely well.”

South Wales Argus: Cameron Norman scored for County at Leyton OrientCameron Norman scored for County at Leyton Orient

Norman was Michael Flynn’s first summer signing to replace Liam Shephard after his move to League Two rivals Salford City.

His energy down the right was a key part of County’s promotion push and he has five assists, scored the last-gasp winner at Leyton Orient and he is the most fouled player on the team, getting an average of 2.4 free-kicks per game.

Norman is comfortable as a right-back or wing-back and also slotted into central defence due to injury and suspension.

"It doesn’t surprise me because Cameron is doing well,” said Rowberry about the interest. “Like all the players, he has progressed and developed since [I came in against] Bristol Rovers away under what we are trying to do here.

“We've had a good conversation and have to try and keep developing him like we are.

“Cameron is contracted to Newport County and the chairman has said to me that we are not necessarily a selling club where we have to sell at every moment.

“If a ridiculous offer comes in for millions of pounds it's a totally different ball game but we want to keep our best players and will continue to do that.”