NEWPORT County AFC are closing in on targets in three key areas after taking their list of summer signings to five.

The Exiles this week signed experienced attacking midfielder Aaron Wildig from Morecambe and central defender Declan Drysdale from Coventry City.

Midfielder Sam Bowen has been signed on a permanent deal from Cardiff City, striker Chanka Zimba will spent the season at Rodney Parade on loan from the Bluebirds and forward Will Evans arrives from Cymru Premier side Bala.

County are looking to add a left-back to battle with Aaron Lewis for the start after Ryan Haynes was released at the end of last season.

They are also hunting another number 10 and an experienced striker after summer departures up front.

County have offered League Two golden boot winner Dom Telford a new contract but he is yet to confirm where he will be playing next season.

Courtney Baker-Richardson turned down an offer in favour of a two-year deal with Crewe while targetman Alex Fisher was released and loans expired for Rob Street and Timmy Abraham.

Manager James Rowberry currently has 17 senior players on the books for next season and has previously said he would ideally like 22.

South Wales Argus: Aaron Wildig has moved from Morecambe to CountyAaron Wildig has moved from Morecambe to County

"We have got our targets and will hopefully be meeting with some of them soon," he said.

"I am pleased with the progress that me and Darren [Kelly, sporting director] are making with support from the chairman and the board.

"We are really pleased with who we have brought in so far and we had to fend off some other interest for them.

"When you are going for players, especially at the top end of the pitch, you will get knocked back at certain points.

"Ideally you would like your players in by the start of pre-season to work with them and get them introduced to our philosophies and way of playing, but I can afford to be a bit patient and want to get the right fit."