Newport County confirmed they signed Nicky Maynard on loan from Mansfield Town until the end of the season.
Newport County signs Nicky Maynard on loan
Newport County AFC finalized signing of Nicky Maynard on loan from @mansfieldtownfc until the end of the season.
– Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) February 1, 2021
The 34-year-old is a proven Ligue 2-level scorer and will give the county a boost ahead of his promotion campaign in the second half of the season.
Maynard has spent the last three seasons in the fourth tier of English football, including two with the Stags. He spent the 2018/19 season with former League club Bury, scoring 22 goals to help them secure promotion to League One.
However, due to their financial difficulties, Maynard left Gigg Lane to join Mansfield. He scored 15 goals for the Stags last season before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
What was said?
After the agreement was confirmed, Maynard spoke with the Newport County official site. He said: “I have received a few offers from clubs in this league and League One but the gaffer contacted me, told me about the club and how it has evolved, so I hope it works for me here. .
“I want to come in, score goals and help the team climb to the top of the table.”
County boss Michael Flynn said: “Nicky has been a proven goalscorer throughout his career and will bring a wealth of experience to the club. He knows what it takes to get into League One after his promotion to Bury a few seasons ago.
“He’s always a very hungry player and I’m sure he will score the goals to keep us at the top of the table by the end of the season.”
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