The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND -

RYAN BIRD flew into New­port County this week with man­ager Gra­ham West­ley de­lighted to have him on board. The striker is his 12th sign­ing of the trans­fer win­dow.

Bird, 29, joined on a per­ma­nent deal from Eastleigh for an undis­closed fee hav­ing scored goals for Yeovil, Hartle­pool, Cam­bridge and Portsmouth.

“Ryan has a strong track record in sit­u­a­tions like ours and in our league,” said West­ley, who also con­firmed that 21-year-old mid­fielder Josh Shee­han has had his loan from Swansea ex­tended un­til the end of the sea­son.

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