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DONE DEAL | Aaron Lewis returns to Exiles

2 February 2021

Club News

DONE DEAL | Aaron Lewis returns to Exiles

2 February 2021

Newport County AFC have completed the signing of defender Aaron Lewis on a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Lewis spent the first half of the season on loan at Rodney Parade and has now re-joined the Exiles on a permanent deal.

The defender, who progressed through Swansea City’s academy ranks, made his professional debut during a loan spell with Doncaster Rovers in the 2018-19 season.

He departed the Liberty Stadium last summer before joining Lincoln, where he managed one goal in five appearances in the curtailed campaign.

The 22-year-old then joined County on deadline day in the summer window and made a solitary appearance against Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium in December.

He returned to Lincoln following the conclusion of his loan spell at Rodney Parade, but he departed the Imps by mutual consent earlier this week and has now re-joined County.

Lewis, who has also represented Wales at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level, will wear the number 14 jersey during his time with the Exiles.

After completing the deal, Lewis said: "I went back to Lincoln, but I wasn’t playing as much as I would’ve liked, so I need to be somewhere where I can play games. I spoke to the gaffer again and the move went quickly from there.

"It was always in the back of my mind that I wanted to come here to finish what I had started.”

Manager Michael Flynn added: "As I previously said, Aaron is a player who I have watched over the last few seasons and I know the quality he possesses.

"He was very keen on coming back here after spending the first half of the season with us, so I’m very pleased that he’s decided to join us for the rest of the season. He will add cover in lots of areas."

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