NEWPORT County AFC left it late before finally doing some business in the transfer market on deadline day by bringing in Mansfield Town midfielder Otis Khan on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old scored in the Stags’ 3-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic on Tuesday and had made 27 appearances for the League Two club this term before moving to Rodney Parade.

Khan, from Greater Manchester, who is eligible to play internationally for Pakistan, started out in Manchester United’s youth system and then Sheffield United’s academy.

He featured twice for the Blades in 2014 and took in loan spells at non-league Buxton, Matlock Town and Barrow.

A switch to Barnsley in January 2016 yielded just three appearances, after which Khan joined Yeovil Town and then Mansfield in June 2018.

He made an instant impact at Field Mill, and it came at County’s expense, as Khan netted twice on his Stags debut in a 3-0 win on the opening day of last season.

"I am really happy to get this over the line and can't wait to get going,” said Khan, whose goal in midweek was his first of the campaign.

“Hopefully, I'll be able to play as many games as possible during my time at Newport and impress the fans.

“I am a forward-thinking player and I like to unlock teams and score goals. I am looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the squad and pushing on up the table."

After the signing was completed, Exiles manager Michael Flynn said: "I see this as a really important signing.

“Otis has shown what he can do at League Two level, he has been very good at Yeovil as well as Mansfield.

"Otis will complete our attacking options. With his versatility, he can play out wide, behind the striker and even off the striker.

“He's got the right attitude, he's hungry and he wants to come here and show everyone what he can do."

Mansfield chief Graham Coughlan said: “Otis wanted to get out and play first team football. He was finding it frustrating at Mansfield and wanted to try and rekindle his career.

“He’s had a frustrating season and wanted to finish the campaign with games under his belt.”