Newport County AFC are pleased to announce the loan signing of defender Sid Nelson, who joins the club from Millwall. 

The twenty one year old defender joins the Exiles for this weekend’s Sky Bet League two encounter with Stevenage at The Lamex Stadium.  

The London born defender was signed by Millwall in 2004 and made his debut as an 18 year old in the Championship.

Speaking after the loan deal had been agreed manager Graham Westley said “19 goals conceded in 7 league games tells you that we lack defensive stability. There's no disrespect to any player in that statement.

An effective defence needs a balance of the right ingredients and we just do not have the right balance at the club. Introducing the right players will make a huge difference to our performances and results. I'm delighted that Millwall, Sid Nelson and his excellent agent believe in the opportunity for Sid to contribute and develop here. I've seen a lot of him in both Under 21 and League 1 football, where he helped his club into the league 1 play offs last year and I'm sure that the Newport fans will love the heart and quality that he will put into defending our goal. 

His signing is another of the necessary positive steps towards putting ourselves into a position where we can consistently win League 2 games.”
The loan deal will run to the end of the season. 

Watch Sid at Rodney Parade on 14th January against Colchester buy tickets online here.