Justin Edinburgh will be posthumously inducted into Newport County’s Hall of Fame when Leyton Orient visit Rodney Parade at the end of this year.

Like he did with the O’s, the late head coach and manager also led the Exiles back into the Football League in 2013 and his contribution to the club’s history will be recognised in the ceremony which is planned to take place at half-time during the game on Sunday, December 29.

Newport will also be supporting the JE3 Foundation with a bucket collection ahead of the League Tow match.

Established by Edinburgh’s widow Kerri, son Charlie and daughter Cyndie, the charity raises awareness of heart disease, campaigns for all gyms across the country to have defibrillators and provide funding for potentially life-saving equipment at key venues.

An Edinburgh family spokesman told the County website: “As a family we are honoured that Justin will be inducted into the Newport County AFC Hall of Fame.

“The club was very close to Justin’s heart as it is ours and some of the best moments from his illustrious career were spent with County – the stand-out one being the promotion against Wrexham at Wembley in the Conference play-off final.

“We cannot thank everyone enough for the support shown to us as a family in the most tragic of times. We urge everyone to get behind the JE3 Foundation so that we can make a difference to people’s lives and continue Justin’s legacy for many years to come. A special thank you to all of the board of directors, staff, players and fans at Newport for their support and their warm welcome as always.”