Luke Jephcott | “I’ve heard it’s a great group of lads…”

After putting pen to paper, the striker shared his thought's and feelings around being and official Newport County player.

“I’m glad that we got it [the deal] over the line so quickly, I’m looking forward to getting going and meeting the lads.

“I’ve heard it’s a great group of lads and I can’t wait to get amongst it,” confirmed the forward.

Jephcott was confident on his targets for the rest of the season when asked: “Goals,” he replied.

“I’d like to add more goals although I’m aware we’ve scored a lot already, and I’d like to add a touch of experience and composure too,” he confirmed.

The striker, who secured himself 26 international caps at youth level shared his pride around becoming a Welsh international: “As a child you always dream of playing at that level, and it was a real honour to represent my country and an equally proud moment for me and my family.”

The striker joins Newport on the back of a Welsh derby win over Wrexham and joins a dressing room that’s full of confidence as they head into a fourth round FA Cup tie with Manchester United this Sunday: “I’m very excited,” he began.

“It’s Manchester United!” he said is disbelief.

“I can’t wait to get started with the lads, meet the fans on Sunday and hopefully give them a really positive and hard-working performance.”

The fixtures come thick and fast in League Two as many know, It’s Swindon who await the Exiles following Manchester United, a club that Jephcott knows all to well from his time there: “Really excited to come up against my former club, I’ll see a lot of old faces.

“At the end of the day, we’re here to do our job and that’s to get the three points!”

You can watch Luke's interview on our YouTube channel HERE.