NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn is pleased with the progress made by academy graduate Momodou Touray this season.

The Exiles striker has enjoyed a successful start to his loan spell at Southern League Premier Division outfit Merthyr Town.

Touray scored twice for the Martyrs in their FA Cup win against Willand Rovers and also scored on his debut for Wales under-19s this week.

The Gambian-born forward netted in a 4-3 friendly win over Switzerland in Rhyl on Tuesday and also faced the Swiss in a second friendly at the same venue this afternoon, which finished 2-0 to the visitors.

“I’m really delighted for Modou,” said Flynn. “He’s a great kid.

“He’s been with us for most of the season and he’s gone on loan to Merthyr, which I think has helped him no end getting used to that physicality in a men’s league.

“And by all accounts he looked the most senior player for Wales so I think that says a lot about him going out on loan and the decision we made to do that.

“He’s definitely getting tougher and stronger and I’m delighted for Mo and his family.

“He trains with us most of the time. He has his education that he has to do as well but he’s with us a lot of the time and it’s good that he’s getting games at Merthyr, who are looking after him really well.

“I’m delighted that he’s got his international call-up because he’s got a chance.”