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DONE DEAL | Defender David Longe-King joins Exiles

20 August 2020

Club News

DONE DEAL | Defender David Longe-King joins Exiles

20 August 2020

Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the signing of defender David Longe-King on a one-year deal.

The centre-back, who left St Albans City in the summer, has signed a deal with the Exiles until the summer of 2021.

The 25-year-old was a consistent figure for St Albans last season, making 40 appearances in the National League South.

An athletic, ball-playing defender, Longe-King also represented England C during their clash against Estonia Under-23s in June 2019, playing the whole 90 minutes  

He has made 195 Non-League appearances, but the 2020/21 campaign will be his first season in the Football League.

After finalising the deal, Longe-King said: “I can already see that there’s a real togetherness in this group and I’m delighted to be here.

"It’s always been my dream to become a professional footballer and I’m here now. But now I’ve got to work even harder than I already have this season.

“The club has had some great cup runs in the last few seasons, and I followed them closely when they got knocked out of the FA Cup against Manchester City two seasons ago. 

“I can’t wait to see all the fans when they are allowed back into the stadium.”

Manager Michael Flynn added: “David is a strong defender who has impressed during the time he has been training with us over the last few weeks.

"He’s settled in well and raring to go ahead of the new season. He will be a great addition to this football club.”

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