Newport offered chance to train at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of play-off final
Newport have been offered use of Cardiff City Stadium to train ahead of the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.
The Exiles’ usual training facilities are out of use due to pre-arranged close-season maintenance work, which left Michael Flynn’s side without a venue to prepare for their Wembley clash with Tranmere on May 25.
But near neighbours Cardiff have stepped in to allow Newport use of their stadium, which hosted Premier League football this season and is also the home of the Welsh national team.
‘It shows the class and exactly the kind of football club Cardiff are for choosing to help a fellow Welsh team out when they knew the kind of situation we were in with regards to training leading up to Wembley,’ Flynn told the club’s official website.
‘It’s an unbelievable gesture from everyone at Cardiff.
I’d like to personally thank (manager) Neil Warnock, (chief executive) Ken Choo and everyone connected with the club for making this possible.
‘It shows what is possible when Welsh football comes together.’