NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn has made his ninth summer signing with the arrival of Wales under-21 striker Mark Harris on loan from Cardiff City.

The 19-year-old has swapped the Cardiff City Stadium for Rodney Parade until January.

Harris has spent his entire career with the Bluebirds and made his first team debut in an FA Cup defeat to Fulham in January 2017, signing his first professional deal at the club days later.

The striker made two further appearances for Cardiff that season, replacing Junior Hoilett as a late substitute in a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town and making his first League start in a 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic.

Harris has represented Wales at under-17, under-19 and under-20 level and made his under-21 debut against Switzerland in September 2017.

Speaking to iFollowExiles, Harris described himself as: "a forward player – striker, left-wing or even behind the striker.”

He added: “I like to create goals, score them as well so hopefully I can do that this season. I don’t mind playing up front in a two, my main strength I would say is running in behind and getting at defenders."

He continued: “I’m obviously delighted to sign for Newport County AFC.

"I just needed to get out and play some games, I feel like Newport will be a club where I can develop and get a lot of games under my belt.

“It will be a club where I can get experience, so I feel that this club brings a great opportunity for me.

"The gaffer has been very helpful, he’s rang me a couple of times and we’ve been on the phone and I’ve liked the sound of everything he’s said to me. I just can’t wait now for the first game Saturday."

Manager Flynn said: “Mark is a young, exciting player.

“He’s a good finisher, makes intelligent runs, and is very quick. “He also shows the hunger and appetite that I want at this football club.

“He’s highly thought of by Neil Warnock and Craig Bellamy at Cardiff City and I’m delighted to have got him in.”

Harris joins fellow strikers Antoine Semenyo and Jamille Matt, midfielders Andrew Crofts, Charlie Cooper, Tyreeq Bakinson and Keanu Marsh-Brown, and defenders Tyler Forbes and Fraser Franks in signing for County this summer.