Newport bring in defender Kyle Howkins

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Newport have signed former West Brom defender Kyle Howkins on a permanent deal.

Newport have signed former West Brom defender Kyle Howkins on a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with the Exiles after being released by the Baggies.

‘I’m delighted to have Kyle on board, he’s a young, promising centre-back who has the potential to play higher,’ Newport boss Michael Flynn told the club’s official website.

‘He’s been coached by those I hold in very good regard.

Kyle is someone I’ve kept my eye on for almost over two years and even tried signing him on loan in the past.

‘It’s a fantastic deal for us because he’s got a promising future ahead of him.

‘ While at West Brom, Howkins had loan spells with Kidderminster, Mansfield, Cambridge and Port Vale.

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