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Newport County: Graham Westley welcomes 11th January signing

24 January 2017

Newport County have made their 11th January signing with the addition of Ryan Bird.

The striker has moved to the Exiles on a permanent deal having had previous spells in the EFL with Portsmouth, Cambridge United, Hartlepool United and Yeovil Town.

The 29-year-old joins a team sitting rock-bottom of Sky Bet League Two, five points from safety and winless in 10 matches, stretching back to mid-November.

County have been the busiest EFL team in the January transfer window as they aim to avoid the drop.

Newport's 11 January signings

Ryan Bird
Mitchell Rose
Alex Samuel
Flo Bojaj
Mickey Demetriou
Craig Reid
David Pipe
Sid Nelson
Mark O'Brien
Jaanai Gordon
Aaron Williams

Manager Graham Westley on his latest signing

“Ryan has a strong track record in situations like ours and in our league,” the boss told

“He is both a target man and an able runner, essential ingredients on our pitch.

“He provides a perfect platform, especially at home, where his presence will help us to build our attacking game in our opponents’ defensive third.”

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