Warren Feeney: Newport County boss wants fringe players to depart

Warren Feeney
Warren Feeney quit Linfield to become Newport assistant manager

Newport County boss Warren Feeney has told his fringe players can leave the club for the sake of their careers.

Feeney is keen to add new faces before the end of the transfer window and says the board will back him to do so.

The transfer of Conor Washington to QPR and sale of Aaron Collins to Wolves has given the Supporters' Trust owned club a financial boost.

"I can't force anyone to leave but if they want to play football I'm not going to stand in their way," he said.

Feeney who succeeded John Sheridan to become Newport's third manager of the season, believes it is natural to want to re-shape his squad.

"A new manager wants to bring in new players," Feeney told BBC Wales Sport.

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"When I was a player I hated sitting around and not playing. I remember when I was at Cardiff and Jimmy [Floyd Hasselbaink] and Robbie [Fowler] came in.

"I didn't want to sit on the bench, I wanted to go and play.

"It's alright just picking up your wage but three months down the line there's going to be 2,000 people out of contract. You can get a head-start on them by going and playing football."

County have re-signed former captain Darren Jones until the end of the season after his departure from Forest Green Rovers.

Feeney will not give up on adding to his squad as they bid to stay in the Football League.

"The board has been very supportive of me and let me get on with it," he said.

"I'm on the lookout constantly until that window closes and even afterwards when the loan window opens."