Ross Embleton has hailed the “fantastic” gestures from Newport County did to remember Justin Edinburgh.

The former manager of both the Exiles and Leyton Orient was inducted into the hall of fame at Rodney Parade at half-time while applauses both before the game and during the 50th minute marked the first meeting between the sides since his death in June.

Edinburgh was in charge of Orient when he passed away, while he was also the man who guided Newport back into the Football League back in 2013.

Speaking after the game, Embleton said: “I never got to experience the bit at half time which is a shame to a degree but from a selfish perspective, these days hurt me to be honest. The minutes applause, when we got off the coach no one was quite sure if we were doing one or not and it was the 50th minute thing that was mentioned.

“Part of me was quite relieved but the minutes silences and applause before the games really hurt. These opportunities to remember his life bring up those feelings again.

“I went over to see Kerry, Cydnie and Charlie [Edinburgh’s wife and children] and their close friends and family before the game and it’s fantastic what Newport have done to recognise and remember Justin. Although I never experienced any of that with him or while he was amongst it, I think the applause and the recognition is fully deserved.”