Aaron Collins: Striker rejoins home club Newport County on loan

Aaron Collins scored his first competitive goal for Newport on 15 August 2015 in a League Two 2-2 draw against Stevenage
Aaron Collins scored his first competitive goal for Newport on 15 August 2015 in a League Two 2-2 draw against Stevenage

Newport have signed striker Aaron Collins on loan until the end of the season from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 20-year-old came through the youth system at home club Newport before signing for Wolves in January 2016.

Collins joins an Exiles forward line already boosted by Shawn McCoulsky extending his loan from Bristol City until the end of the season.

McCoulsky, also 20, has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season for the League Two side.

Collins has just completed a month's loan at Maidstone United, playing five games and scoring one goal for the National League side during December.

Manager Mike Flynn said: "I have always kept an eye on Aaron and I feel I can get the best out of him.

"He's talented and hungry, and after watching his performance on live TV for Maidstone, it's obvious to me that he's ready."

Newport now also have striker Paul Hayes available. He joined in October as a free agent but an issue with his registration has prevented his debut.

Aaron Williams and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb have both returned from their loan spells at Brackley and Torquay United.

But Joe Quigley has returned to AFC Bournemouth following the completion of his loan spell at Rodney Parade.

Newport's next game is the home FA Cup third-round tie with Leeds United on Sunday, 7 January.

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