Justin Edinburgh praises Carl Zeiss Jena friendly trip

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh has hailed the club's friendly against Carl Zeiss Jena as a great success.

The Welsh team drew 2-2 with their German hosts in a match which recalled the 1981 European Cup winners' Cup meeting between the clubs.

"We had a really good workout on the training ground over there and a tough match to boot,' Edinburgh told the club's website.

Newport are back in action at Taunton Town on Tuesday evening.

Against Jena, Justin Gerlach and Matthias Peßolat put the Germans 2-0 up after just 15 minutes but Byron Anthony gave County hope in the 35th minute and Aaron O'Connor claimed an equaliser in the last minute.

County are building up to their return to the Football League, which kicks-off at home to Accrington Stanley on 3 August.