NEWPORT County AFC could now add two more loan signings this transfer window – with boss James Rowberry hopeful of sealing one deal next week.

The Exiles made eight signings this summer with permanent deals for defender Declan Drysdale, midfielders Sam Bowen and Aaron Wildig, versatile forward Will Evans and strikers Omar Bogle and Offrande Zanzala plus loans left-back Adam Lewis and striker Chanka Zimba from Liverpool and Cardiff respectively.

Rowberry has one prime target ahead of the August 31 deadline – a number 10 – but could now add another option to his squad.

"I am hoping to get something done early next week, that is progressing,” said the manager.

"It might be one or it might be two, we will have to see where we are at. Things have come up this week that are of benefit to us.

"We will have to wait and see, I can't commit to that right now but we are in a good place with regard to recruitment, I am really pleased.

"A number 10 is one that we definitely need and we will wait and see what comes next week."

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Rowberry has enjoyed a first summer recruitment drive with sporting director Darren Kelly and said that their past exploits with loanees have led to Premier League and Championship clubs approaching them.

After the impact of Finn Azaz, Ollie Cooper and Jake Cain last season, the possibility of adding a talented youngster has led to a change of heart when it comes to County’s squad size.

Rowberry is happy with what he has got but will add another option if the right deal – and right individual – is available.

“It shows we are in a good place. I am not going to give too much more away on it but in an ideal world I am hoping for two more,” he said.

“If it's one then so be it, because that was always the target, but potentially it could be two.

“You always have to evolve certain elements and when certain players come up and you have the opportunity to take them, and it fits within budget, then it is something you have to look at and think about whether it is right for the football club and that lad coming in. I am really excited by it."