NEWPORT County AFC have signed Bournemouth striker Jake Scrimshaw until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old from the Isle of Wight is the second front man that the Exiles have snapped up this week, following hot on the heels of West Brom prospect Owen Windsor.

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Scrimshaw spent the first half of the season with Walsall, scoring two goals in 16 appearances.

One of his four starts was in the 1-1 draw with County at Rodney Parade in November but the Saddlers hopes of extending his stay were dashed.

He was recalled by Bournemouth and swiftly sent back out on loan to Newport by the Championship club.

“I’m buzzing to get started. I met the lads today and got all the papers signed, so I’m looking forward to playing for the club now,” said Scrimshaw, who is cup-tied for Sunday’s game against Brighton.

“I played against Newport when I was with Walsall and I liked the way that they played. They always look to play football and I think that will suit my game.

“When I found out about the club’s interest, it was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down.”

Scrimshaw will bolster Michael Flynn’s options up front for the push for promotion, joining Padraig Amond, Tristan Abrahams, Ryan Taylor, Windsor and Jamie Proctor, whose loan from Rotherham is due to expire this month.

Manager Michael Flynn added: “Jake is someone who I have kept tabs on for a while now, and he impressed us during our game against Walsall earlier this season.

“He has an unbelievable work rate and can finish well in front of goal. I’m pleased to be bringing him to the football club and I’m looking forward to working with him."