4:50 pm, Thu 21 Mar 2013
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says his club has asked for the Blue Square Bet Premier season to be extended, but that has been turned down.
He feels it is "very unjust" that fixture congestion is hampering their promotion bid.
His main frustration is directed towards Gateshead, after Newport's away game with them was postponed for a fourth time.
4:42 pm, Thu 21 Mar 2013
Newport County say their away game at Gateshead - which was due to be played tonight, but was postponed for a fourth time - has been rearranged for next Thursday.
A home game with Macclesfield has also been rescheduled.
Gateshead FC - Thursday 28 March, at Boston United FC
Macclesfield Town - Thursday 11 April, at Rodney Parade
9:54 am, Thu 21 Mar 2013
Newport manager Justin Edinburgh has labelled Newport's fixture congestion 'grossly unfair.'
Newport County's league game away against Gateshead has been called off for a fourth time.
It was due to be played tonight at York City's Bootham Crescent, but the pitch is waterlogged.
York is one of Gateshead's temporary grounds, as they have had drainage problems at their own stadium.
Newport's manager Justin Edinburgh said "it’s beyond a joke – the situation has become embarrassing."
"Can anybody in the country tell me any league, and I include Sunday morning football, who would put up with this nonsense?"
"As its stands we still don’t know where or when we are playing them."
"My players are now set to play 11 games in 29 days – one game every two and half days and that is not on by anybody’s standards."
Newport are currently fourth in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and have four games in hand over some of their promotion rivals.
They have 11 games still to play before the division is set to end on 20 April.