EFL manager seeks decision from former Celtic and Charlton man

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is eager to get an answer from former Celtic man Joe Ledley, who has been training with the South Wales club.

As reported by the South Wales Argus, the 33-year-old has watched the Exiles in action a couple of times, as well as keeping fit with them during the week. He’s a free agent having seen his short-term deal with Charlton brought to an end, but Flynn is keen to get a decision from the midfielder.

“I’ll speak to him next week and we’ll get answer one way or another,” said Flynn. “I want to get it sorted. It’s dragging on now and the season is coming towards an end, I’ve got a squad here and you’ve got to be fair to everyone.”

He did admit the Wales international has fitted in well with the club and a move might be possible.

“We’ve had good conversations. He’s been in training with us, he’s fitted in well with the boys and he’s enjoying it. But it’s got to be right both ends and we’ll find out next week, hopefully. I’d like to know next week.”

Ledley isn’t the only high-profile player to have trained with the Exiles this season. Former Manchester City and Swansea striker Wilfred Bony has also been with the club, ahead of his recent move to Al-Ittihad.

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Ledley would add experience to the Exiles side, but the deal has to work for Newport who are not cash-rich. Decent cup runs have left them with a decent budget, but not the sort that can be frittered away on ageing stars.

However, the success of the likes of Jason Shackell at Lincoln points to Ledley being a huge influence at that level and it’s reasonable that Flynn is doing everything he can to keep the former Derby man at Rodney Parade.

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