Newport County re-sign striker Baker-Richardson

Newport County complete signing of Courtney Baker-Richardson | Newport  County A.F.C.

Newport County have re-signed striker Courtney Baker-Richardson on a two-year deal.

Baker-Richardson, 28, returns to Rodney Parade having scored eight goals in 31 Exiles appearances during the 2021-22 campaign.

The former Swansea City player scored 10 goals in 44 appearances for Newport’s League Two rivals Crewe Alexandra last season.

He was offered a new deal at Crewe with his contract up this summer, but has instead opted to become managerless Newport’s ninth close-season signing.

“I’ve obviously been at Newport before so I’m well aware of what is expected down here,” Baker-Richardson told Newport’s website.

“I know the ambition of the club from when I was here. It’s a homely environment for me and I know what I must do to win the fans over.”

Baker-Richardson scored 19 goals across two seasons at Crewe, who he joined after leaving Newport.

He has also played for the likes of Barnet, Barrow and Accrington Stanley.

Baker-Richardson follows Michael Spellman, Matt Baker, Jacob Carney, Oliver Greaves, Kai Whitmore, Joe Thomas, Ciaran Brennan and Anthony Glennon in joining Newport this summer.

The signings have been made despite the fact that Newport are yet to appoint a successor to Graham Coughlan, who left his role as manager on 20 June.

The striker, who spent a season at Rodney Parade in 2021-22, is back on Welsh soil on a two-year deal after suffering promotion heartache with Crewe last season in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

“I’m very happy to get the deal over the line,’’ declared Baker-Richardson. “I’ve obviously been at Newport before so I’m well aware of what is expected down here.

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

 

 

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