Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh wins monthly award

Justin Edinburgh
Justin Edinburgh

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh has been named the Blue Square Bet Premier manager of the month for August.

Edinburgh's side have won all five of their games this season and sit top of the table, after flirting with relegation last season.

The former Tottenham defender watched his team win 4-3 at title hopefuls Mansfield Town on the opening day.

County rounded off the month with a 2-0 win over Hereford at Rodney Parade in front of 4,300 supporters.

The Exiles also beat Nuneaton and Lincoln City at their new home in August, while a late goal from defender Ismail Yakubu secured an away win at Braintree Town.

Edinburgh, who took over at Newport in October 2011, signed a contract extension with the club in July which will take the 42-year-old to the end of the 2013-14 season.

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