Hartigan joins the Exiles on loan for the remainder of the season.
He is their fifth signing in what has been a busy window in terms of ins and outs for Newport.
Newport County Sign Anthony Hartigan on Loan From AFC Wimbledon
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The Midfielder Has Made Over 100 Appearances at Just 20 Years of Age
Hartigan has been with AFC Wimbledon since the age of 14. He has graduated from their academy and clocked up over 100 appearances for the club since making his debut at 17.
Hartigan has made 21 appearances for Wimbledon this campaign but has recently lost his place in the side. He leaves the League One side in search of consistent game time.
Wimbledon’s loss is Newport’s gain with the Exiles going well in League Two. Despite a run of two wins in their last ten matches, Newport are third in the League Two table and have established themselves as promotion contenders.
Hartigan is an extra body in the squad and he is certainly a player that can make a difference. He is the complete central midfielder and does both sides of the game well.
Hartigan is available to make his debut in Newport’s crucial clash with promotion rivals Carlisle United tomorrow evening.
Anthony Hartigan Eager for More Games and New Challenge
Speaking to the Newport website about his move, Hartigan said: “I’m happy that I’ve been given the opportunity to come here and get some games.
“I’ve already played quite a few times this season, but I’m at an age where I need to continue doing that. I need to continue developing and that’s only going to happen if I’m playing on a regular basis.
“I’ve been in a few relegation battles in the last few years with Wimbledon, so it’s a different challenge for me coming here and I’m happy to be here.”
Michael Flynn Confident in New Signing’s Abilities
Manager Michael Flynn added: “For a player who has already made 100 appearances for a League One club at the age of 20, I think that tells you all you need to know about Anthony’s talent.
“He’s shown a great level of consistency since making the transition to the first team at Wimbledon, and that’s proven by the number of games he’s played.
“I know he’ll bring a lot of quality to our squad, so hopefully he can hit the ground running with us.”
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