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Courtney Baker-Richardson | I know the club’s ambitions

Courtney Baker-Richardson | I know the club’s ambitions

Newport County recruit Courtney Baker-Richardson is ready to “do some damage” upon his return to Exiles.

The striker, who spent a season at Rodney Parade in 2021-22, has returned to Welsh soil on a two-year contract after suffering a bitter promotion defeat with Crewe in the League Two play-off final at Wembley last season.

“I’m very happy that the deal has come about,” Baker-Richardson said. “I’ve obviously been to Newport before, so I know exactly what to expect here.”

“I know the club’s ambitions from my time here. I was only here for a year last time and thought I had played a good season. It’s a homely environment for me and I know what I have to do to win over the fans.

“My ambition is to always be seen as the best I can be and the fans know that I will give 100 percent. That is my motivation and my goal.”

“I try to progress every year and build on what I did last season. Everyone knows what I can do; I know what I can do, so I just want to show that and do damage on the field.”

The 28-year-old also admitted that the call from chairman Huw Jenkins played a major role in him choosing Newport despite other offers after bringing him to Premier League club Swansea City from amateur club Leamington in 2017.

“I’ve spoken to Huw and I know where he wants to go and what he did at his previous club,” he added. “His ambitions match mine so I thought it was a good fit.”

“I want to get promoted. We (Crewe) missed out last season. To have it within reach and then have it taken away on the day lights a whole different fire in you.”

“I know what Huw does. He took Swansea from the lower leagues to the Premier League. I see no reason why he can’t repeat that here in Newport.”

“And I like being in Wales.”

Watch Baker-Richardson’s interview HERE.