NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn still hopes to bring in two more players before the end of the January transfer window but he won’t be signing former Swansea City midfielder Kemy Agustien.

Curaçao international Agustien, who played for the Swans between 2010 and 2013, was training with County earlier this month.

But the 31-year-old is reportedly set to join a League One club this month.

“Kemy has gone elsewhere now,” said Flynn. “I had a look at him and he’s a very good player but it just didn’t work out.”

The Exiles boss is still keen to add to his squad this month, however, and he expects a busy end to the transfer window.

“There will be people going out and hopefully another one or two coming in,” he said.

“We may be able to get one in before the Tottenham game and one is more a case of waiting and hoping, if I’m honest.

“He’s somebody I’ve been tracking for a while and he’s just got in at his parent club now so it doesn’t look too promising, but we’ll see.

“It could go down to the wire and sometimes they are the most satisfying ones because if we do get him then I think we’d be in a very good position to do what we need to do.

“I need to get some out as well,” he added. “I’ve got to get some out to get others in.”

One player who left the club last week was striker Aaron Williams, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent.

“With Aaron leaving that frees up a little bit of money,” explained the manager.

“It’s saved the club all his wages – there was no money in the settlement.

“And it’s not just money to the end of the season, it’s actually June and July as well.

“If he’d gone on loan to the end of the season we’d still have had to pay him then as well so it’s saved us a lot of money.

“Fair play to Aaron, I’ve got to give him some credit; he realised he wanted to play and he’s obviously thinking of next season.

“He’s a good kid. He came in and trained hard every day when he was on loan but I think we needed more and I wanted to be fair to Aaron and tell him that.

“He went away and did what I asked him to do but I was still watching him every day in training and he was right down the pecking order.

“I had too many and I had to get a few out.”

Flynn was able to run the rule over four trialists in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Exeter City on Tuesday.

“We got minutes into Josh Sheehan, Ben Tozer, Tyler Reid, Aaron Collins and a couple of trialists that we had a look at,” he said.

“The four came in at the beginning of the week and I’m always open-minded to look at players to see if we can uncover a gem.

“There will definitely be more coming in,” he added.

“I hope so, unless people start cranking up the prices now thinking that we’ve got money when we all know that we definitely haven’t.

“Just because we’ve had a cup run it doesn’t mean we’ve got money to burn because it needs to be used in better ways.

“At the moment we’re OK on the field, barring an injury crisis, and if I get the one or two I want I think it will be enough to kick us on for the rest of the season.”

Free Press Series:

Former County boss Warren Feeney, left, will be back at Rodney Parade as Crawley Town assistant manager tomorrow

Defender Mark O’Brien should be fit to feature in tomorrow night’s League Two clash with Crawley Town at Rodney Parade.

Matty Dolan, Joss Labadie and Robbie Willmott, who all came off with tight hamstrings at Grimsby Town last Saturday, are also available.

“There is a lot of competition now, which is good, and that means people will be missing out,” said Flynn.

“That’s what I want. I don’t want an easy ride or to be thinking ‘we’ve got to pick him because we’ve got nobody else’.

“I want to be explaining to players why their left out.

“The boys who have got the shirt it is theirs to lose and that’s down to them.

“They all want to play. Nobody is happy not playing but they deal with it the right way and I get the right reactions from them.”