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Free agent Joe Ledley named a target for League Two club

Newport County manager Michael Flynn has revealed that his club are hoping to sign Wales’ Euro 2016 star Joe Ledley.

The player has been without a club since leaving Derby County in January and is able to sign outside of the transfer window as a free agent.

His contract was terminated by Derby and since then he has been hoping to find regular first team football. Ledley has been training with his hometown club Cardiff City to keep up his fitness.

Interestingly, he asked Newport for tickets to watch them play against Scunthorpe last weekend.

Michael Flynn said: “Can we get him? I am not quite sure.

“He asked me for tickets, he’s come to the game, I’ve spoken to Joe quite regularly,” he said.

“Is there an opportunity there? I don’t know, I’ll know more next week.

“I’ll speak to Joe and if there is anything, then he will come in and train first.

“He’s been training with a Championship club [Cardiff] and he keeps himself in good shape, there is no fat on him.

“Is it close? No. Have I have spoken to him? Yes. Joe’s only 32 and he’s definitely still got a few years in him.

“Theoretically signing him is not ruled out, no. But I still think Joe could play at a higher level. So we will see.”

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Newport tried to and failed sign former West Ham player James Collins last season.

On that, Flynn added: “It’s a different situation to with James Collins, James lives Essex way and he wants to stay around that area,” Flynn said.

“I did speak with James; he wants to find somewhere closer to home. I spoke to him at the start of this season as well.”

Flynn confirmed that former Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is still training with the Exiles as he considers various offers, but states he will not be join Newport.


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