UTILITY man Robbie Willmott has left Newport County AFC to join League Two rivals Exeter City.

The 30-year-old has been an Exiles stalwart over two spells at Rodney Parade, racking up over 200 appearances in amber.

Willmott helped County return to the Football League in 2015 and featured in the famous FA Cup wins against Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough, the draw against Tottenham Hotspur and clash with Manchester City.

He played 28 times this season both out wide and in the middle of the park - most recently at Harrogate at the weekend - but will now join the Grecians on loan until the end of the season.

South Wales Argus:

Exeter manager Matt Taylor said: "Robbie has a wealth of League Two experience, is body-hardened and is someone who is ready to come in and affect the team.

"His delivery is excellent and he'll have a real impact higher up the pitch on the back of Randell Williams' injury.

“We needed more cover in the wide areas and he can give us that extra option. He suits the ethos of the club.

"You get offered a lot of young players at this time of year but Robbie has been here time and time before and knows how to manage himself during a busy fixture schedule. This deal came to us late but suited all parties."