Ryan Taylor joins Exiles

Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the signing of striker Ryan Taylor on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old, who left Plymouth Argyle in June, has signed a deal with the Exiles until the summer of 2021.

Taylor made 98 appearances during his time at Plymouth, twice winning promotion to League One after joining the club in January 2017.

The forward netted three times and managed two assists last season before the campaign was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An experienced League Two player who has made more than 200 appearances in the division, Taylor is a traditional centre-forward known for his ability to hold up the ball and bring his team-mates into play.

After finalising the deal, Taylor said: “I met a few of the boys today and now I’m looking forward to getting started. I spoke to the manager and everyone at the football club knows he’s an ambitious manager. That’s why I’ve come here.

“I’ve been off for five months now, so I’m looking forward to getting back to it ahead of the first game of the season.”

Manager Michael Flynn added: “I'm delighted to get this deal done. Ryan is an experienced player in this division and someone who I have watched closely.

"He's won three promotions over the course of his career and I think he can have a big influence on this team, both on and off the pitch.

"I'm looking forward to working with him."

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