DEADLINE Day is upon us, with rumours swirling around all forms of media across the country as teams race to secure signings before the cut-off.

Here is all you need to know about how Deadline Day 2020 affects Newport County AFC and whether they are likely to make any last-minute swoops for new players.

So far, County have secured eight signings during the transfer window.

Of these, four were free transfers:

  • Ryan Taylor from Plymouth Argyle
  • David Longe-King from St Albans City
  • Liam Shephard from Forest Green Rovers
  • Kevin Ellison from Morecambe

Four more of these transfers were loan deals:

  • Saikou Janneh from Bristol City
  • Scott Twine - Swindon Town
  • Brandon Cooper - Swansea City
  • Bradley Webb - Bristol City


The transfer opened back in July, later than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first transfer window closes imminently – but that won’t be the end of the business for the Exiles and their EFL rivals.

Here is everything you need to know:

When does the first window shut?

11pm tonight for clubs looking to secure international transfers.

After this has passed, no clubs in the Premier League and the EFL will be able to sign players from abroad.

Players can, however, still be sold to clubs abroad, as long as that league’s transfer window is still open for business, although all the major leagues in Europe will close on the same date.

What about the second window, when does that shut?

The second domestic-only transfer window commences straight after the first, and runs for 11 days before closing at 5pm on Friday, October 16.

With business slowing down for most Premier League clubs at this point, it could prove to be a good opportunity for clubs to bring in some young talent on loan from the top division.

What are County likely to do in what's left of the window?

That remains to be seen.

Manager Michael Flynn has remained typically coy on his transfer ambitions.

He has said that if an offer came in he would have to think about it, which would then mean he would have to think about dipping into the market himself.

One rumour swirling around the Exiles camp is that of midfield playmaker Josh Sheehan leaving the club for Bristol Rovers.

However, Flynn has dismissed this, saying that he knows of no contact between the club and the player.

Given Sheehan's early-season form, it would certainly be a shame if he was to go before the window shuts on October 16.