Newey training with U's
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Planetfootball.com reported last Friday that the Division Three outfit were eyeing a young left-sided defender from a Premiership club as a possible loan target, believed to be Newey.
The youngster will now train with the Abbey Stadium outfit this week, as U's boss John Taylor runs the rule over him.
Taylor told the club's official website: "He's a left-sided player with a good left foot and he'll be training with us this week, and we'll probably take him on loan initially for a month to give us balance on that left hand side.
"He can play left back, left wing back, and he can probably play on the left side of midfield in a four."
Taylor also confirmed that first-year pro Owen Paynter will not be offered a new contract when his current deal runs out at the end of the season.
The 20-year-old has become surplus to requirements under the club's restrictive finances but Taylor hopes he may be able to keep Paynter beyond this season.
Taylor added: "This has been the most difficult decision we've had to make so far and we're trying to see if we can work something out - possibly with [non-league] Cambridge City - to try and help them and also help his development as well.
"He's under contract to the end of the season and we'd like to see if we can possibly keep him here next year and see him develop, and help Cambridge City as well."