Newport County AFC are delighted to confirm that midfielder Taylor Maloney has signed a season-long loan deal with the Exiles from EFL Championship side Charlton Athletic.
Maloney joined the Addicks at U14 level, has made great progress within the academy in the last few years and made his senior debut in the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy match at Crawley Town in August of that campaign, going on to make 10 first-team appearances.
This loan move to County will be 20-year-old Maloney's second of his career after a month-long spell at National League South outfit Concord Rangers last season.
After putting pen to paper, Maloney said: "I am really excited to sign for Newport. I can’t wait to get started & to play in front of all of the County fans. I’m looking forward to joining the team and proving myself in the EFL.
"I would describe myself as a technical central midfielder with lots of energy and the ability to create goal opportunities."
Manager Michael Flynn said: "I'm delighted to get the signing of Taylor over the line. It shows the Club's contacts are improving, securing a player from Charlton Athletic, especially a player who has been part of the first team's preparations throughout pre-season.
"Taylor is highly rated at Charlton, he's energetic and can create but also does the other side of the game very well, going from box to box and doing the dirty work.
"Part of me sees a little bit of Alex Gilbey in him in terms of his playing style and I am looking forward to seeing him in action."
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