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DONE DEAL | Jack Evans joins Exiles on permanent deal from Swansea City

8 January 2021

Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Jack Evans on a permanent deal from Swansea City.

Evans will join the Exiles for the remainder of the 2020/21 season after putting pen-to-paper on a permanent transfer from the Sky Bet Championship club.

The midfielder, who progressed through Swansea’s academy ranks after joining the club when he was eight, made a remarkable return to playing in 2019 following a battle against cancer.

He then made his senior debut for the Swans in August 2019 when he came on in their 6-0 victory over Cambridge United in the Carabao Cup, before joining fellow Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town later in the campaign.

Evans spent the first half of this season’s campaign on loan at Cypriot First Division outfit Pafos, where he made two league appearances.

He was recently recalled from his spell with the club and will now join County until the end of the campaign, wearing the number 24 jersey with the Exiles.

Evans said: “I’m thrilled to be here and I can’t wait to get going. It’s a Welsh club and the style of play suits me, so I think it’s a perfect fit.

“The move has been in the works for a little while and when the opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance.

“It’s a really exciting time for the club given where they are in the league table, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Manager Michael Flynn added: “Jack is a player who is very good technically and can handle the ball with ease.

“He’s a character to be admired after the setbacks he has had in life and I’m looking forward to working with him. I would like to thank Swansea City for their help in making this deal happen.”


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