TRIBUTES have been paid to Newport County AFC legend Graham Coldrick.

Coldrick played for the club for five years after he was signed for £4,000 from Cardiff City in 1970. He went on to make more than 150 appearances over five years at the club.

He will be fondly remembered for his contribution during the 1972-73 season, which saw County miss out on promotion from the Fourth Division by the narrowest of margins.

Having finished level on points with Aldershot for the final promotion spot, County missed out due to an inferior goal average – 1.46 compared to Aldershot's 1.58.

Coldrick did his best to turn that in County’s favour in the final weeks of the season, with a goal in the 5-1 win at Doncaster and a penalty in the 4-3 win over Bury final day.

In 2015, Coldrick was inducted into the Newport County AFC hall of fame after being nominated by the club's supporters trust.

“Newport County AFC are saddened to learn of the passing of former player, Graham Coldrick,” read a tribute from the club.

“Graham was inducted into the Newport County AFC hall of fame in 2015 after making over 150 appearances for the Exiles between 1970 and 1975.

“He is most remembered by County for his crucial penalty in the promotion showdown with Bury in the 1972-73 season.

“The thoughts of everyone at Newport County AFC are with the friends and family of Graham.

“Rest in Peace, Codgie.”