NEWPORT County AFC moved quickly in the transfer market this summer after being left with plenty of holes to fill.

The Exiles announced their retained and released list on May 11 after they fell short in the bid for promotion from League Two.

Here are the destinations of the Rodney Parade leavers with County set to go up against some familiar faces in the coming campaignโ€ฆ

DOM TELFORD โ€“ Crawley

The most high-profile exit and a shock destination after turning down an offer from the Exiles.

The striker had a lot of interest after winning the League Two golden boot but opted to stick in the fourth tier after big-spending Crawley were able to offer the security of a three-year contract.


Telford's strike partner also attracted interest and turned County down in favour of a two-year deal with Crewe, who were relegated from League One last season.

RYAN HAYNES โ€“ Northampton

The left-back, who spent three seasons in Newport, is staying in League Two after earning a two-year deal with Northampton. The defender is from Daventry in Northamptonshire.


The club legend spent last season on loan at Exeter, helping the Grecians to promotion from League Two.

The 34-year-old Irishman was released and has joined National League Woking on a two-year contract.

ALEX FISHER โ€“ Yeovil

The 31-year-old targetman played for Cheltenham in pre-season to build up his fitness while hunting a new club, then turned out for League Two AFC Wimbledon as a trialist.

Fisher then signed for Yeovil, a second spell with the National League side.


Was in talks with County about staying on in a coaching role but the 43-year-old turned that down.


The exciting attacking midfielder never made a County appearance after suffering a serious knee injury in pre-season. The former Colchester player scored for Wrexham on trial.


The left-back was signed on a development contract last summer but, after moving to Gloucester City on loan, was released.

Loan playersโ€ฆ

Finn Azaz played for Aston Villa in pre-season before sealing a loan move to League One Plymouth.

Ollie Cooper (Swansea) and Rob Street (Crystal Palace) have featured in pre-season while Jake Cain has played for Liverpool Under-21s.

Josh Pask was released by Coventry and has signed for Welsh champions TNS while Timmy Abraham earned a deal with Walsall. Midfielder Aneurin Livermore also played on trial for Michael Flynn's side in pre-season.