Welcome Tyler Forbes

Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the signing of 22-year-old right wing back Tyler Forbes on a one-year deal.

Forbes began his career as a youth player at the Preston North End Academy before securing a move Fleetwood Town in 2014 following the end of his scholarship.

Whilst at Fleetwood, he made his professional debut on the 14th of November 2014 and was a regular starter throughout the remainder of the season making seventeen appearances.

In the 2015-16 season Forbes made an immediate impact getting a goal on his first appearance in a 4-3 win again Bury.  By the end of the season, Forbes had made sixteen appearances and scored two goals.  His performances earned him a big move to then- Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion.

He has Sky Bet League Two experience having spent time on loan at league winners Accrington Stanley last season.

After finalising the deal, Tyler told iFollowExiles: “I spoke with the manager who has told me what he wants from a player like myself. I think Newport County AFC fits the criteria of how I want to play so I’m really looking forward to getting started.

"I just think that Mike Flynn is a down to earth manager and I think he’s like that because he’s played the game before and he knows his stuff.  He sold the club to me."

Manager Michael Flynn added: “Tyler is a very exciting prospect.  He has already had a six-figure move to a premier league club and he is someone who has ambitions to get back to that level.  He’s come here with a good pedigree for someone so young and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

Your first opportunity to see Tyler (and the rest of the
new signings) will be our upcoming pre-season match
vs Bristol City on the 11th July 2018.

Information to be released soon