Justin Edinburgh 'approached to be Northampton boss'

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says he was approached to take the Northampton Town job.

The Cobblers, currently bottom of League Two, have been without a manager since they sacked Aidy Boothroyd in December.

"There's been no approach to the football club [Newport], there has been an approach to myself," Edinburgh told a news conference on Thursday.

Northampton Town declined to comment on Edinburgh's claim.

Meanwhile, County confirmed they have received a bid from League One Peterborough United for striker Conor Washington.

"We have received an offer from Peterborough United," said Edinburgh.

"But as we stand now the deal isn't progressing.

"Whether or not it happens I think that would be whether it's right for the football club [Newport]."

Newport County appointed Edinburgh as manager in October 2011.

Last season he led the club to promotion to League Two and the Exiles currently lie just four points behind the play-off places.

Edinburgh has been linked to several managerial vacancies, including at his former club Portsmouth earlier this season, but he says he wants to stay at Rodney Parade.

"I'm happy here," said Edinburgh.

"I think any individual that gets linked with somewhere - it's flattering.

"But I've always said that I've got a lot of work to do here.

"I'm ambitious. I want to progress, I want to be successful and right now at the football club [Newport] I feel I can do that."