ADAM Lewis’ schooling at Liverpool makes him the perfect fit for Newport County AFC’s style, believes manager James Rowberry.

The 22-year-old left-back became the Exiles’ seventh signing of the summer when he agreed to head to Rodney Parade on a season-long loan.

Lewis played for Liverpool against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup in 2020 before the Reds sent him out for experience at Amiens in France, Plymouth Argyle in League One and Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

The defender, who started out as a winger, has regularly trained with the Premier League runners-up’s first team and has attributes that Rowberry is keen to utilise.

Midfielder Jake Cain grew into an influential figure when sent to Newport by Liverpool last season for a first taste of senior football and the County boss is confident Lewis can be another hit.

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“Adam will fit our style with the aggressive press but also how we try to play with the ball,” said Rowberry. “There is a reason that Liverpool want to sent him to us as well.

“He fits the bill for the profile of a left wing-back or left-back for us, while he can also play in central midfield. We want to evolve our style and he will help in that.

“I watched quite a bit of him and so has Darren [Kelly, sporting director], then when I met him I was very impressed.

“He is enthusiastic to get better, he is very coachable and from the questions that he also asked me about the club, it feels the perfect fit.”

Lewis will fight for the start down the left with namesake Aaron Lewis as the replacement in the squad for Ryan Haynes, who was released at the end of last season and has since joined League Two rivals Northampton.

“Adam is versatile and so is Aaron, who can also play down the right,” said Rowberry. “That really adds to the competition for places in the squad.”

Lewis is the club's seventh signing centre-back Declan Drysale (Coventry), midfielders Sam Bowen (Cardiff), Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) and strikers Will Evans (Bala), Chanka Zimba (Cardiff, loan) and Offranda Zanzala (Barrow).

Current County senior squad
Goalkeepers: Nick Townsend, Joe Day.
Full-backs: Cameron Norman, Aaron Lewis, Adam Lewis, Harrison Bright.
Central defenders: Mickey Demetriou, James Clarke, Priestley Farquharson, Declan Drysdale.
Defender/midfielders: Scot Bennett, Matty Dolan.
Midfield: Robbie Willmott, Sam Bowen, James Waite, Aaron Wildig.
Forwards: Lewis Collins, Will Evans, Chanka Zimba, Offrande Zanzala.