County swoop for Conor Washington

ON PARADE: Newport County's latest signing Conor Washington with manager Justin Edinburgh, left, and chairman Les Scadding

ON PARADE: Newport County's latest signing Conor Washington with manager Justin Edinburgh, left, and chairman Les Scadding

First published in Sport

NEWPORT County AFC today signed 20-year-old striker Conor Washington for a ‘nominal fee’ from St Ives Town.

Washington scored 52 goals in just 50 games for the Cambridgeshire side in the United Counties Football League Premier Division last season.

He had a trial with Championship club Peterborough United, talked to League Two Dagenham & Redbridge, and underwent a medical at Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Cambridge United.

But the Exiles have swooped to add him to their impressive strikeforce alongside Conference top scorer Aaron O’Connor and fellow forwards Jefferson Louis, Danny Crow, Jake Harris and Ryan Charles.

After agreeing a contract up until the end of the 2013/14 season with the player, manager Justin Edinburgh said: "I’m delighted that the chairman has backed me again and enabled us to bring in Conor, who has a superb goalscoring record."

Washington comes highly recommended by his strike partner at St Ives last season.

Junior McDougald, a former professional at Brighton, Dagenham & Redbridge, Millwall, Rotherham and Chesterfield, said: "There are times when I have stood back and laughed at what Conor has done. He’s like the kid in the playground doing exactly what he wants. Make no mistake he’s the real deal."

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5:37pm Mon 1 Oct 12

NakedDancer says...

So not Robbie Fowler then - you gotta love the messageboards :-)

Bit of a strange one - Jake Harris would probably score 52 in 50 at level 9 of the pyramid. Its a big step to the Conference (Level 5) and aged 20 isn't particularly young to break through. Justin seems to have got his player assessment mostly right so far though so best of luck to the lad.
So not Robbie Fowler then - you gotta love the messageboards :-) Bit of a strange one - Jake Harris would probably score 52 in 50 at level 9 of the pyramid. Its a big step to the Conference (Level 5) and aged 20 isn't particularly young to break through. Justin seems to have got his player assessment mostly right so far though so best of luck to the lad. NakedDancer
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6:28pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Adrian Williams says...

Welcome to the County Conor and good luck
Welcome to the County Conor and good luck Adrian Williams
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11:04pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Missing Somerton says...

fantastic goal on you Tube. Could be a big signing!
fantastic goal on you Tube. Could be a big signing! Missing Somerton
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11:10pm Mon 1 Oct 12

larneman says...

If I were Jake Harris, I'd be asking what the **** have I got to do to get a game?.
If I were Jake Harris, I'd be asking what the **** have I got to do to get a game?. larneman
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1:34pm Tue 2 Oct 12

high x boy says...

waste of money.
waste of money. high x boy
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