NEWPORT County AFC’S newest recruit David Tutonda admits the future could be amber for Cardiff City’s youngsters.

The 19-year old left back joined the Exiles on a one-month loan a week ago and has already impressed the County faithful by starring in their 2-1 win at Wycombe last weekend.

And as revealed in Argus Sport, the youngster born in DR Congo is likely to be only the first academy graduate to arrive from the Cardiff City Stadium with another, believed to be attacking midfielder Theo Wharton, also set for Rodney Parade in the coming weeks.

Theo is the son of ex-Cwmbran player and manager Sean Wharton and the godson of former County favourite Nathan Blake.

And Tutonda admits that a short trip down the M4 to Rodney Parade is a dream move for Cardiff’s youngsters, especially with Deji Oshilaja endorsing the Exiles.

“My first game was a terrific experience and a great result, the fans were tremendous,” Tutonda told the Argus in his first ever media interview.

“It was my first game and to get the win as well, it was something I really enjoyed.

“Playing senior football is far more physical, it’s more intense, the pitches are different and it’s a tougher challenge for me to conquer.

“I’m keen to show what I can do. The gaffer has given me a chance to show what I’m capable of and it’s a chance I’ve waited for, I was buzzing to get the chance to come to Newport and I want to grab it with both hands.

“I’ve heard big things about the fans at Rodney Parade, they are supposed to be amazing so it’ll be a big honour to play in front of the home fans and hopefully give them what they want.

“I spoke to Deji Oshilaja and he told me Newport was a good club, a quality place for me to go.

“I would like to stay longer than a month if I am playing, hopefully I can prove I am capable of pulling more good performances out of the bag, I’d like to stay on if I can.”

Tutonda is looking forward to a promotion push.

“To come to a club battling for promotion is amazing, that’s another element that really strikes me and I wanted to be a part of this, it’s my first club on loan and I really want to help out,” he said.

“I’d love to help Newport up in my first season; that would be incredible.”

Tutonda never expected to make such a fast debut.

“I didn’t expect to play against Wycombe, it came as a shock to me and there were a few nerves,” he said.

“It was short notice, I turned up late for training as I had been at Cardiff and I was straight into the starting XI shape in training at Newport and it went well, so I had to be ready.”

Tutonda’s route to Welsh soccer has been far from conventional.

“I was born in the DR Congo, I moved to east London when I was five, I came over with my parents and family, I have three brothers and two sisters,” he explained.

“I only started playing when I was about 12-years old, I found out I had a bit of a talent and my brothers and father helped me.

“I was in a showcase game in east London and Neal Ardley, now the Wimbledon manager but at the time Cardiff’s academy manager, he spotted me and took me to Cardiff for a trial and then I signed my scholarship there.”