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Tom King Completes Move to League Two Side

Tom King

Millwall goalkeeper Tom King has signed for Sky Bet League Two side Newport County. The deal is subject to EFL, FA and international clearance.

Exiles Snap Up Tom King


Well-Respected Keeper

The former Millwall goalkeeper has dropped two leagues to join County on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old signed his first professional contract with the Lions in 2014. However, first-team chances were limited and he has recently enjoyed a loan spell with AFC Wimbledon.

The shot-stopper has also featured for Stevenage on loan, as well as having temporary stays in non-league at Welling United and Braintree Town.

Upon signing a two-year deal, King told Newport’s website: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Newport County. It’s a great chance for me to showcase my ability in an already flourishing team.

“I can’t wait for the break to be over now so we can get down to business.”

Meanwhile, County boss Michael Flynn was pleased to have completed the deal for the 24-year-old.

“I am thrilled to welcome Tom to the club. He has a good amount of experience at this level and is at an age where he will continue to improve.

“It should provide us with a healthy amount of competition between the sticks for the upcoming season.

“Tom reminds me of Joe Day when he first came to the club, he is a very talented goalkeeper and I look forward to working with him.

“I know he is looking forward to settling in and getting amongst the lads for pre-season.”

Day on the Move

Day’s contract runs out this summer. Having been number one since his 2014 arrival, it is expected that his time with the Exiles is over.

Boss Flynn conceded in April that it would be unlikely to retain Day if the Exiles were unable to gain promotion to the third-tier.

“Hand on my heart it’s going to be very difficult to keep him,” Flynn said. “There are quite a few who are out of contract. Some will be playing to see if they can play higher, I am not stupid.

Newport County reached the Sky Bet League Two play-off final but were beaten 1-0 by Tranmere Rovers.

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