Sky Bet League Two side Newport County have signed Frank Nouble on a one-year deal from League One side Southend United, according to Wales Online.

Nouble started his senior career with West Ham United, after progressing through the Chelsea youth development system, making thirteen appearances for the Hammers during which he managed to find the net just once during a three-year spell with the London club.

Nouble spent the vast majority of his time on-loan, appearing for six different clubs on temporary deals, during his spell at Upton Park, appearing for West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Barnsley twice.

Nouble joined Wolves on a permanent deal in 2012 but continued a career as a journeyman, appearing for Ipswich Town, Coventry City, Tianin Quanjian and Gillingham.

The former Swans striker made 13 appearances for the Gills last season before switching to Southend during last season’s January transfer window.

After signing striker Nouble on a one-year deal, Exiles boss Michael Flynn said: “I’m delighted we’ve signed Frank.

“He’s the right age for us and I’m looking forward to getting him fully fit and getting the best out of him. Once we’ve got that, we’ve got a Premier League player in the making.

“He’s already proved his quality with West Ham and at big clubs in the Championship. It’s now the time for Frank to get his career back on track.”

Speaking about his move to Rodney Parade, Nouble said: “After speaking to the manager and assistant manager Wayne [Hatswell] as well, I liked the ambition here.

“I’m looking forward to every minute and second of the season and getting the opportunity to come and play some football and hopefully take this Club to higher places.”


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