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Terry Butcher looking forward to Newport County challenge

2 May 2015

Terry Butcher is relishing a new challenge after being appointed as Newport County's new manager.

Butcher, the former England captain, has previous managerial experience with the likes of Coventry City and Brentford, as well as north of the border with Motherwell, Inverness and Hibernian.

And, after the confirmation of his hiring in south Wales, he told the club's official website: "I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to work for a fantastic club like Newport County AFC, I have met a lot of great people at the club already and have seen the passionate fans for myself at recent games.

“I look forward to the new challenge and I’m looking forward to working together with everyone at a club that has great aspirations for the future.”

The Exiles started this season under the stewardship of Justin Edinburgh but, when he left for Gillingham in early February, Jimmy Dack took over.

Earlier this week, Dack announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of the campaign, and Butcher has signed a two-year deal at Rodney Parade.

County director Howard Greenhaf added: "We were extremely impressed with Terry when we spoke to him. He is very thorough and professional in his approach and we are sure we have the best man for the job.

"As soon as Terry was connected to the job he came and watched us himself several times and also sent people to our games on his behalf. He already knows the team in good detail and has firm plans on what he wants for next season."

Newport trail the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Offs by three points going into the final weekend of the season but they are highly unlikely to secure a top-seven place, due to their far inferior goal difference compared to Plymouth Argyle.

Follow the weekend action on our divisional Twitter feed via @SkyBetLeague2.

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