JACK Evans is aiming to put a promotion on his CV by becoming the latest Swansea boy to be a hit in Newport.

County's strong first half of the League Two campaign has been shaped by a number of influential Jacks.

Liam Shephard has provided energy down the right flank whether as a wing-back or full-back, Josh Sheehan has pulled the strings from midfield and Brandon Cooper was a firm fixture in defence.

All three were schooled in the 'Swansea way' and Cooper is back at the Liberty Stadium after the Championship club ended his loan early.

County may have lost a key defender but an arrival from out west has bolstered their midfield.

Evans arrived on a permanent deal last week and was an unused substitute in the FA Cup fixture against Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan in Cyprus with Pafos FC and wants to rack up the games for promotion-chasing County.

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"You just have to look at the boys who have come - Brandon Cooper, Josh Sheehan, Liam Shephard, Aaron Lewis came here - they all have improved a lot and it's helped their careers," said Evans, whose brother Cameron is in the Swansea academy.

"I am at an age where I need to play games to improve. I've trained enough and just want to play games and enjoy my football. I'm thrilled to be here, it's a new chapter for me."

Manager Michael Flynn is keen to gently introduce Evans and get him up to speed with how County work, plus give him a taste of the rough and tumble of League Two.

Sheehan provides a perfect example of what shining in amber can do; injury misfortune led to him leaving Swansea but the 25-year-old is now the Exiles' main man and a Wales international.

"Sheehan has done brilliantly this season and has been rewarded with a call-up and a place in the friendly [against the USA]," said Evans. "Watching players do that, you want to replicate it. First and foremost I just want to get back playing and hopefully get promoted."

Evans, who specialises in a holding role, is hungry for action but recognises he has a fight on his hands.

Sheehan, Scot Bennett and club captain Joss Labadie are all rivals for the central midfield roles along with utility man Robbie Willmott.

"Look at the game against Brighton and you couldn't tell who the Premier League team was," said Evans.

"On the night it could have gone either way, we took them to pen and that shows how good the squad is and what levels we can get to,

"It was brilliant to see the boys do as well as they did. There is loads of competition and everyone is doing really well here.

"That helps you get to the next level, it pushes you to get better and take your chances. For me it's about impressing the manager, learning off experienced players and hopefully helping the team get promoted because everyone has the drive to make it to League One."