NEWPORT County AFC have signed free agent Ryan Burge.

The 24-year-old midfielder was released by Port Vale in April having previously played in the Football League for Oxford United and Doncaster Rovers.

Cheltenham-born Burge will not be available for tomorrow's League Two match at Scunthorpe United due to international clearance not being completed in time.

He could make his debut at home to Mansfield Town next Saturday.

Manager Justin Edinburgh said of his latest signing: “Ryan had a fantastic season last year, featuring in Vale’s promotion winning side and was also subject to a six figured transfer bid from a Championship Club.

"We are delighted to be able to acquire him at this stage of the season and he will add quality competition for places within our squad.”