Defender David Pipe extends Newport deal

Newport County

Newport defender David Pipe has extended his contract until the end of next season after triggering an appearance extension clause.

The 33-year-old right-back is in his second spell at the club, having rejoined in January 2017 after his initial three-season stay ended in 2014.

‘He pushes himself. He has bad games, as we all do, but he’s been very consistent this season,’ manager Michael Flynn told a press conference.

‘That’s the kind of team spirit we need.’

Pipe is confident he can keep up with the rigours of League Two.

‘It’s no secret I like to look after myself off the pitch. I have always done that and I plan on doing that for as long as my body lets me to, to be honest,’ he said.