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Newport County signs Courtney Baker-Richardson

Newport County signs Courtney Baker-Richardson

Newport County have completed the signing of Courtney Baker-Richardson on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance and EFL approval.

The striker, the Exiles’ ninth signing this summer, has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026.

The 28-year-old returns to NP19 after a previous stint with County in the 2021-22 season, where he scored eight goals in 31 appearances.

After moving from Rodney Parade in June 2022, Baker-Richardson joined League Two rivals Crewe Alexandra, where he made 73 appearances for the Railwaymen and scored 19 goals before his contract expired early last month.

Baker-Richardson’s career began at Coventry City, where he came through the youth team and made his first-team debut in an FA Cup match against Hartlepool United in 2013.

After his release from Coventry, he played for various amateur teams including Tamworth, Romulus, Nuneaton Town, Redditch, Kettering and Leamington Town, where his impressive 22 goals in 62 appearances earned him a move to Premier League side Swansea City in August 2017.

In SA1, Baker-Richardson scored four goals in 21 appearances before his release in October 2020. During his career, he also played for Accrington Stanley, Barrow AFC and Barnet.

Baker-Richardson expressed his delight at returning to the club, saying: “I am very happy that the deal has gone through.

“I’ve obviously been to Newport before, so I know exactly what is expected here. I know the club’s ambitions from my time here. It’s a homely environment for me and I know what I have to do to win over the fans.”

Welcome back to the Exiles, Courtney!