Newport County: On loan Joe Pigott to return to Charlton Athletic

Joe Pigott
Charlton Athletic's Joe Pigott has also spent a loan spell with Gillingham

Striker Joe Pigott will return to Charlton Athletic when his loan spell with Newport County expires.

Pigott, 20, joined County on a short-term deal in September and has scored three goals in 10 appearances.

But County boss Justin Edinburgh says the club cannot afford to keep Pigott.

"The financial situation we are in as a football club, we are at the top end of it and we couldn't afford to keep him here any longer so he will go back," he said.

Pigott's loan deal will come to an end after Newport's League Two game at Bury on 22 November.

Peterborough United goalkeeper Joe Day's emergency loan period at Newport will end on 28 November and the 24-year-old will return to the League One side.

But Edinburgh is keen for Day to return to County on a long-term deal when the transfer window reopens in January.

"That's what we hope - that we can try and get something agreed and bring him here permanently once the window opens," Edinburgh said.

Edinburgh said he would also hold talks with Swansea City over the loan spells of Scott Tancock, James Loveridge and Curtis Obeng.

Midfielder Mark Byrne is doubtful for Sunday's home game against Exeter after picking up a hamstring strain.

Adam Chapman and Danny Crow are back in training and defender Ryan Jackson came through the FA Cup defeat at Luton Town unscathed and has trained all week.

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