NEWPORT County AFC have banned a supporter after a plastic bottle was thrown at the Walsall bench in last Saturday’s League Two defeat at Rodney Parade.

The fixture saw the return of Exiles legend Michael Flynn to the city and the Saddlers boss was given a warm reception by the majority of the crowd.

However, he revealed after the game that he had received insults about his wife from individuals on the terrace and that objects had been thrown. One of Flynn’s staff members was hit on the leg by a plastic bottle in the second half of the game which the visitors won due to an own goal, the only score in the match.

County worked with Rodney Parade staff to review the footage and have acted.

“A male has been identified as being responsible for the missile throwing,” said a statement.

“The CCTV has been viewed and the footage clearly captures the incident and the offender. This evidence will be handed over to Gwent Police.

“The male will be banned from attending matches at Rodney Parade pending the police investigation. Following the outcome of the police investigation, the length of this club ban will be determined.

“The pitch must remain safe for players, managers, and match officials, just as the stands should be for supporters.

“The EFL are bringing in strong measures across the whole of football to tackle antisocial and criminal behaviours within grounds. The football club and stadium are committed to protecting the game, and enforcing these measures.”