Newport County boss Graham Coughlan has added to his attacking armoury by securing the signature of striker Luke Jephcott from Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone.
The 23-year-old Welshman joins the Exiles from the Scottish side on a free transfer. It’s the club’s first signing of the January transfer window, subject to EFL approval.
Born in Aberystwyth, Jephcott made his name at Plymouth Argyle where he made 103 league appearance over a five-year period from 2018-23; bagging 33 goals.
After loan spells at Truro and Swindon Town, the former Welsh Under-21 international made the switch north of the border to St Johnstone in the summer of 2023 after Plymouth’s promotion to the Championship.
He made eight appearances for the Saints before deciding to return home to Wales.
Graham Coughlan was delighted to get the deal over the line: “Luke brings us quality and a wealth of experience, not only in League Two but in League One as well,” began the Gaffer.
“Luke spent time at Plymouth Argyle and Swindon before moving to Scotland and St. Johnstone.
“I’ve known him for a while and have recognised his qualities for a long time, so I think it’s a great addition to the squad.
“He’s eager to get going, he’ll strengthen our front-line and we really look forward to working with Luke in the future,” concluded Coughlan.
Jephcott was equally pleased and eager to play in front of the Amber Army: “I’m very happy to be here,” Luke confirmed when signing.
“I’m glad we got it over the line so quickly as well. I’m really looking forward to getting going.
“I’ve heard it’s a fantastic group of boys, so just can’t wait to get in amongst it,” explained the forward.
The club would like to recognise and thank the recent fundraising efforts of Exiles supporters via the Players’ Fund in assisting towards the club’s first signing of the January transfer window.