TOM King’s international call-up is a “credit to him” and “great boost for the club”, according to Newport County manager Michael Flynn.

It was announced on Thursday night that King had been called into Ryan Giggs’ Wales squad for their final Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary.

The 24-year-old, who qualifies for Wales through his mother, has been hugely impressive in League Two this term after joining the Exiles in the summer.

King will join a Wales squad that already features three keepers in Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward and Adam Davies.

“I’m absolutely delighted for him,” said Flynn. “It’s a huge accolade.

“I had a good chat with Ryan Giggs about Tom and the situation, and he’s deserved it. They’ve come and watched him, seen him at different games, home and away, and, in all honesty, he’s earned it.

“It’s a credit to him, it’s a great boost for the club, and it shows players that we’re trying to attract that you can still get international recognition with a very good international team.”

Speaking about King’s prospects, he added: “I think he’s got a big future. He’s quite similar to Joe Day when he first arrived.

“He’s got all the attributes. He’s got a lot to improve on. He needs to concentrate.

“But he’s got all the tools to be a very, very good goalkeeper at a high level, and it’s down to how much he wants it.”

King was added to the squad despite none of the other goalkeepers picking up an injury.

Flynn said he knew why King wasn’t part of Giggs’ original squad, but insisted it was for the FAW to explain: “It’s not for me to say. It’s for the FAW to clarify. I do know why, but does it matter?

“Tom’s got a call-up and the most important thing is he was next on the list, so he’s deserved it.”

King’s selection has led to County’s league game at Grimsby Town next Saturday being postponed as the club have three players on international duty.

While Plymouth-born King is with Wales, defender Danny McNamara is part of the Republic of Ireland U21 set-up and striker Keanu Marsh-Brown is with Guyana.

It is the second time this season that County have postponed a fixture due to international call-ups.

“I’m very happy about it,” said Flynn about the postponement.

“I’d have been going up there with three first-team regulars not playing. By that I mean Josh Sheehan, who would have been suspended, Tom King, who has been called up by Wales, and Danny McNamara.

“When you look at it, that’s three of our starting XI since the start of the season.”