NEWPORT County AFC have signed attacking midfielder Jamie Devitt on loan from Blackpool until January.

The 30-year-old Irishman, who has made 265 appearances in League Two, heads to Rodney Parade after being frozen out at Bloomfield Road.

He was not given a squad number and was linked with Bolton and Barrow after being told to find a new club.

However, the Exiles have made their move for Devitt, who played with Michael Flynn at Bradford and is also a former teammate of Padraig Amond and Kevin Ellison.

The new man - who has a long list of former clubs featuring Hull, Darlington, Shrewsbury, Grimsby, Bradford, Accrington, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Morecambe and Carlisle - believes County have the quality to make it out of League Two.

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Devitt said: “When the opportunity came up I wanted to get it done as quickly as I could.

“The manager showed how much he wanted me, so I can only repay him by putting in good performances and helping the team get wins.

“I’ve played in League Two for most of my career now and if you can put some consistency together, you can get out of the league.

“The squad here looks very strong so I don’t see why we can’t get out of this league.”

Devitt adds to Flynn’s options as he has the ability to play out wide as well as the middle of the park.

The manager said: “Jamie is a very experienced player who knows what it takes to get out of this division after his promotion with Chesterfield.

“I played with him during our time together at Bradford, so I know about his qualities on and off the pitch.

“He’s got a good goalscoring record at this level and his experience will be hugely beneficial to this team.

“We’ve got a good mix of experience and young players in the squad now, so hopefully Jamie can help us get to where we want to be and contribute well during his time with us.”

Flynn and the board are now working on one more signing.

"It won't be any more that two because of where we are with our budget," he said.