Newport County complete signing of Courtney Baker-Richardson

Courtney Baker-Richardson

Newport County have completed the signing of Courtney Baker-Richardson on a two-year contract, subject to international clearance and EFL approval.

The forward, who is the Exiles’ ninth signing of the summer, has put pen-to-paper on a deal that will see him remain with the club until the summer of 2026.

The 28-year-old returns to NP19 after a previous stint with County during the 2021-22 season, where he scored eight goals in 31 appearances. 

Following his move from Rodney Parade in June 2022, Baker-Richardson joined League Two rivals Crewe Alexandra, where he made 73 appearances for the Railwaymen, netting 19 times before his contract expired earlier last month. 

Baker-Richardson's career began at Coventry City, where he advanced through the youth ranks and made his senior debut in a 2013 FA Cup match against Hartlepool United.

Following his release from Coventry, he played for various non-league teams including Tamworth, Romulus, Nuneaton Town, Redditch, Kettering, and Leamington Town, where his impressive 22 goals in 62 appearances earned him a move to Premier League side Swansea City in August 2017.

In SA1, Baker-Richardson scored four times in 21 appearances before his release in October 2020. Across his career, he also shared spells at Accrington Stanley, Barrow AFC, and Barnet.

Expressing his joy at re-joining the club, Baker-Richardson said: “I’m very happy to get the deal over the line. 

“I’ve obviously been at Newport before so I’m well aware of what is expected down here. I know the ambition of the club from when I was here. It’s a homely environment for me and I know what I must do to win the fans over."

Welcome back to the Exiles, Courtney!