NEWPORT County striker Momodou Touray has joined Welsh Premier League Side Barry Town United on a season-long loan deal.

The 18-year old made his first-team debut for County as a substitute in the final match of last season’s League Two campaign at Carlisle United.

That achievement capped a whirlwind few years for Touray and the Exiles say he now joins Barry to “gain additional match time and first team experience.”

Touray graduated from the County in the Community futsal team to become a key part of Byron Anthony’s talented Youth Alliance Merit League-winning under-18 side in 2017.

After proving himself at academy level, he enjoyed a successful loan spell at Merthyr Town last season and earned a call up to the Wales under-19s side.

Touray scored on his age-grade international debut in October last year and signed his first professional deal with the Exiles in April before making his League Two bow the following month.

The Gambia-born forward also spent time with former Premier League champions Leicester City on a ‘work experience’ trial earlier this year.

“He’s been doing quite well there,” said County manager Michael Flynn in February. “I’ve been keeping in touch with him and it will be interesting to see what happens.

“It’s a 10-day thing so he’ll be back after the game on Saturday.

“It’s great experience for him and it’s good for the club if they come in for him.

“I think it was his performances for Wales that caught the eye so, fair play to him, he’s earned that.”

But, speaking in April, Flynn said that Touray is not yet ready to feature regularly at League Two level.

“He’s not an option to start because he needs to up his fitness levels,” said the Exiles boss.

“He’s nowhere near the level. He just needs to be around the first team boys.

“He’s trained this week fully with us and we’ve had some tough sessions and the experience on match-days will help him but he’s got a long way to go.”

A club statement issued today reads: "Momodou now joins Barry to gain additional match time and first team experience.

"Everyone at the club would like to wish Momodou and Barry Town United the very best of luck for the upcoming season."