Cameron Norman joins Exiles

Newport County AFC have completed the signing of defender Cameron Norman on a two-year deal, subject to EFL and international clearance.

Norman, who is the Exiles’ first signing of the summer transfer window, has penned a contract that will see him remain at Rodney Parade until the summer of 2023. 

The 25-year-old departed fellow Sky Bet League Two side Walsall in May after two seasons at the Bescot Stadium, where he made 72 appearances for the Saddlers.

He began his career at hometown club Norwich City and progressed through the Canaries’ academy ranks, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2013 before signing his first professional contract a year later.

Norman then left the Premier League club on loan in pursuit of first-team opportunities elsewhere and had a spell in non-league with Woking prior to a permanent move away.

The centre-back spent time with Norwich United, Concord Ranger, Needham Market and King’s Lynn Town. He helped the latter reach the Southern League Premier Division play-offs in 2018

His performances throughout the campaign saw him attract interest from Football League clubs and he was snapped up by Oxford United later that year.

Norman will join the Exiles on Thursday 1st July.

After finalising the deal, Norman said: "I'm really excited for the season to start now having spoken to the gaffer and looking at the goals and objectives for the season.

"I how we’re going to go about it and just really excited to get going.”

Manager Michael Flynn added: "It’s a huge signing for us and we’ve beaten off competition from elsewhere. He’s played in League One before, he’s a good age and committed to moving to the area.

"As soon as I spoke to him, I wanted to make it clear that he was my number one target, so I wanted to get over the line. I’m delighted that he’s chosen to play for Newport County AFC and he will add massive value to the football club."