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Newport County AFC part company with Sean Rigg

5 February 2018

Over the weekend, Newport County AFC and Sean Rigg have agreed to cancel the midfielder’s contract by mutual consent.  The 29-year-old has made 50 League appearances and scored 6 goals since joining the Exiles in 2016.  He played a key role in the 2016/17 Great Escape which saw the side overturn impossible odds and an 11-point gap to safety to secure their League Two place on the last day of the Season.

Speaking at a Press Conference, Manager Michael Flynn said he was sorry to see the midfielder go.

"I told Sean that I wanted him to stay," he admits.  "He made his decision a while back that he wanted to go part time and pursue a career in being a tattoo artist.

"I tried to change his mind but he’s a clever lad and just fell out of love with the game.

"He was thinking of the future I think and this is an ideal timing for him to go and chase his dream of being a tattoo artist.

"Look, he was magnificent for me. Never caused me any problems and like I said, I wanted to keep him.  He made his mind up and everything was done very amicably.

"On his day Sean would have been very valuable to us, unfortunately he’s had a few niggling injuries this season and he hasn’t been able to hit his top form.  It’s been a frustrating time for him but I’ve got nothing bad to say about Sean. He played a big part in helping keep us up and I’m sure we’ll keep in touch."

Everyone at Newport County AFC would like to thank Sean for all his hard work whilst at the Club and wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavours.


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