Chris Zebroski: Newport County hold talks with striker.

Chris Zebroski
Chris Zebroski signed for Newport County in June 2013

Newport County officials have held talks with Chris Zebroski and will provide support for the striker.

The striker, 28, has been released on conditional bail after appearing at Swindon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with attempted robbery and assault.

Zebroski has scored seven goals in 33 appearances this season.

County boss Jimmy Dack said: "The club are trying to give him a bit of support."

He added: "The PFA are also trying to help him."

Newport County said in a statement: "The Club have concluded that today is not the time for a decision to be made on the player's future at the club as the priority is the welfare and wellbeing of Chris. "

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Zebroski will not play in County's next League Two match at home against Cheltenham as he is suspended after being sent off in Saturday's defeat at Stevenage.

County are ninth in the table, two points off play-offs and Dack is determined Zebroski's situation does not deflect focus from the quest for promotion.

He said: "It has not helped, I have to be honest, but we just have to remain positive.

"Hopefully we can score goals again and get going because that has been our problem since Christmas."

Though Aaron O'Connor could be back to bolster the attacking resources against Cheltenham, Dack is looking for some clarity on the situation with Zebroski - especially as he has been frustrated in trying to draft in a loan striker.

"Zeb [Zebroski] has seven goals this season. He is our second top goal scorer," said Dack.

"If we cannot have him playing and he is not going to be around the club, we have to be able to get someone in to fill the void.

"We are light in that area. One way or the other we want to know what is going on.

"The main thing is we want to make sure the boy is ok as well. The most important thing is that Chris gets back on track."

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