Blue Square Bet
Published 28th April 2012
....Blue Square Bet Premier game at Barrow AFC today.
Since arriving in October, Edinburgh has guided County to safety in the league and also to the FA Trophy final at Wembley on May 12th.
Edinburgh has promised a major rebuilding job at the club in the summer, but Blight insists their Wembley showing against York will have a bearing on the manager’s options in the transfer market.
“When it comes to Justin he does exactly what it says on the tin,” said Blight. “The players respect him, the club respects him and things seem to be going well from Justin’s point of view and now we’ve got him for next season.
“There’s always a wish list for every manager. I think we’ve got to sit down because we feel we’ve got some exciting times in front of us.
“May 13th will be a big day for us because we will know where we are then financially because there’s a big difference between winners and losers in the final. But hopefully there will be something in the pot.”
The Exiles have flirted with disaster all season and only recent results have kept them up and, despite little riding on today’s clash, Blight wants the club’s torrid season to end on a high in Cumbria today.
“We’ve managed to stay in the league and that has been a tough challenge in itself,” said Blight.
“We’ve had a lot of changes around the club this season and now we’ve set our position for Conference Premier status next season in concrete.
“We’ve got one game left which is going to be very important, we need to focus to end the season on a high and then we can focus on Wembley.”
And the chairman revealed County look set to leave Spytty Park next season after concerns about the facilities and, in particular, the state of the pitch.
The Exiles are now hoping to play at Rodney Parade which they will share with Newport RFC and the Dragons.
“We are yet to sort out the financial side of things, but there does seem to be a warm reception for three clubs playing there,” added Blight.