Willmott signs for County

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NEWPORT County have signed winger Robbie Willmott from Cambridge United.

The Exiles released the following statement on their website moments ago: Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh has described the signing of Cambridge United winger Robbie Willmott as 'major boost' to the squad as they prepare to tackle Lincoln City and close the gap on leaders Wrexham this weekend.

Paperwork was completed this afternoon with the 22-year old, who was capped at England C level and named in the Conference Team of the Year last season, meeting his new teammates today.

A delighted Edinburgh told the website: "Every time I have come across him as a manager he has caused havoc and he is one that I have kept an eye on for sometime and am glad everything has been completed.

"He's been involved in four play-offs, has experience at this level and will be a major boost for us as we head for the second-half of the season and aim to get back to winning ways.”

"He can play on either wing and will give us a different dimension going forward and I'm pleased to have him on board."

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4:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

larneman says...

Sounds good to me. Lets hope he makes a difference. 2 more solid defenders like Pond of Grimsby would also go down very well. But lets wait and see. Great if we had Bignot on loan as well.
Sounds good to me. Lets hope he makes a difference. 2 more solid defenders like Pond of Grimsby would also go down very well. But lets wait and see. Great if we had Bignot on loan as well. larneman
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5:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RSATaffy says...

I agree Bignot would be a great addition. Pity about Colins especially Forest Green's attitude in preventing a player moving when he is not required with them.
Almost smacks or restraint of trade.
I agree Bignot would be a great addition. Pity about Colins especially Forest Green's attitude in preventing a player moving when he is not required with them. Almost smacks or restraint of trade. RSATaffy
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5:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Robert Shillabeer says...

RSATaffy wrote:
I agree Bignot would be a great addition. Pity about Colins especially Forest Green's attitude in preventing a player moving when he is not required with them.
Almost smacks or restraint of trade.
It's an admission that they fear the County so will do whatever they can to limit them winning more games. I'm sure any team would do the same so it's down to the players still there to make up for it by winning more games.
[quote][p][bold]RSATaffy[/bold] wrote: I agree Bignot would be a great addition. Pity about Colins especially Forest Green's attitude in preventing a player moving when he is not required with them. Almost smacks or restraint of trade.[/p][/quote]It's an admission that they fear the County so will do whatever they can to limit them winning more games. I'm sure any team would do the same so it's down to the players still there to make up for it by winning more games. Robert Shillabeer
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6:44pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RSATaffy says...

I don't disagree with you Robert. Man City did a similar thing with Craig Bellamy, but still not a nice situation for the player concerned if he has to move to a lower league to get game time.
I don't disagree with you Robert. Man City did a similar thing with Craig Bellamy, but still not a nice situation for the player concerned if he has to move to a lower league to get game time. RSATaffy
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7:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

NakedDancer says...

Two of the best Conference players seen at Rodney Parade...Marley Watkins, Hereford winger and Tom Elliott, Cambridge striker.
Two of the best Conference players seen at Rodney Parade...Marley Watkins, Hereford winger and Tom Elliott, Cambridge striker. NakedDancer
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7:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

finally some transfer news.

it was indeed unlikely that todd would come back to a conference rival , maybe a signing for the future.

what other tricks has edinburgh got up his sleeve?......... come on justin lets see your hand
finally some transfer news. it was indeed unlikely that todd would come back to a conference rival , maybe a signing for the future. what other tricks has edinburgh got up his sleeve?......... come on justin lets see your hand COUNTYVOICE
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7:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

foxy3rd says...

Surely County need defenders.
Surely County need defenders. foxy3rd
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8:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

they do but lets wait and see what cards justin reveals in the last 20 days of the transfer window
they do but lets wait and see what cards justin reveals in the last 20 days of the transfer window COUNTYVOICE
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10:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

exrisca says...

He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well.
He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well. exrisca
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10:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

NakedDancer says...

exrisca wrote:
He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well.
Have you forgotten County are 2 points off top of the league with a game in hand ?
[quote][p][bold]exrisca[/bold] wrote: He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well.[/p][/quote]Have you forgotten County are 2 points off top of the league with a game in hand ? NakedDancer
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11:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

LSB Bee says...

exrisca wrote:
He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well.
What a pathetic comment
[quote][p][bold]exrisca[/bold] wrote: He is used to getting well beaten at Rodney Parade so should fit in well.[/p][/quote]What a pathetic comment LSB Bee
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8:22am Fri 11 Jan 13

county mad says...

Exrisca another troll ,this forum is getting infected with them
Exrisca another troll ,this forum is getting infected with them county mad
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10:03am Fri 11 Jan 13

barrie says...

A goal keeper must be a top priority. Julian is dire and Pidgeley seems to be out of favour with Mr Ed.
A goal keeper must be a top priority. Julian is dire and Pidgeley seems to be out of favour with Mr Ed. barrie
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10:20am Fri 11 Jan 13

idrischarles says...

Great addition to the club, wel done again Justin, now if Jolley joins us...Division 2 look out County are back where they belong!!
Great addition to the club, wel done again Justin, now if Jolley joins us...Division 2 look out County are back where they belong!! idrischarles
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