Newport County have confirmed that they have signed Nicky Maynard on loan from Mansfield Town until the end of the season.
Newport County Sign Nicky Maynard on Loan
Newport County AFC have completed the 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 goalscorer at League Two level and will give County a boost ahead of their push for promotion during the second half of the season.
Maynard has spent the last three seasons in the fourth tier of English football, two of which have come with the Stags. He spent the 2018/19 season with former league club Bury, scoring 22 goals to help them earn 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 curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
What Was Said?
After confirmation of the deal, Maynard spoke to the official Newport County website. He said: “I had a few offers from clubs in this league and in League One, but the gaffer got hold of me, told me about the club and how it’s going forward, so hopefully it works out for me here.
“I want to come in, score goals and help the team push towards 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 to League One after his promotion with Bury a few seasons ago.
“He’s still a player who is very hungry and I’m sure he will score the goals to keep us at the top end of the table between now and the end of the season.”
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