League Two play-off final: Newport County to train at Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City Stadium interior shot
Cardiff City moved into the Cardiff City Stadium in 2014

Newport will train at the Cardiff City Stadium before their League Two play-off final against Tranmere after the Bluebirds answered County's SOS call.

The Exiles had nowhere to train before the Wembley final on 25 May as their Newport Stadium training base is undergoing maintenance work.

It led to boss Michael Flynn seeking an alternative facility, as Newport do not own a ground or training pitch.

"It shows the class and the kind of club Cardiff are," Flynn said.

"It's an unbelievable gesture from everyone at Cardiff.

"I'd like to personally thank Neil Warnock, Ken Choo and everyone connected with the club for making this possible. It shows what is possible when Welsh football comes together."

Newport chairman Gavin Foxall says the issue had been a challenge for County.

"Evidently our providers didn't have the faith we had that we were going to get to Wembley," chairman Gavin Foxall told BBC Radio Wales.

Newport share the Welsh Rugby Union-owned Rodney Parade with rugby sides Dragons and Newport RFC.

Newport have received an initial allocation of 19,000 tickets for the Wembley final.