Former Yeovil Town winger Keanu Marsh-Brown has stayed in League Two, by joining Newport County. The 25 year old had been released by Forest Green Rovers at the end of last season, having spent three years at the New Lawn, which included being part of their 2016-17 side that gained promotion to the Football League.
His time at Forest Green fizzled out somewhat during the second half of the 2017-18 season, managing only two substitute appearances in League Two matches following the turn of the year - a Football League Trophy match against Yeovil Town in January represented his only start during the second half of the season. As a result, he spent the end of the season out on loan with National League side Dover Athletic where he scored four times in six appearances. Despite that impressive finish to the season in the fifth tier, he was named in Forest Green's released list at the end of the season.
Marsh-Brown has now signed a two year contract with the Exiles, subject to international clearance, joining them on July 1st when his current contract runs out. Manager Mike Flynn said that he was excited to get him signed on, recalling a goal the winger scored at Wembley Stadium in May 2016 against Grimsby Town in a play-off final, one year before Rovers finally got themselves promoted:
"I'm very excited about Keanu signing. He's one of those players who gets the fans on the edge of their seats. He has a promotion under his belt with Forest Green and we all remember that outstanding goal he scored. He's at the right age and as long as he gets his head down and works hard I'm sure he'll kick on and play at a higher level."
Newport had a slow start to their summer recruitment, but have made up for lost time this week by bringing in striker Jamille Matt from Blackpool and defender Fraser Franks from Stevenage. Earlier today, midfielder Charlie Cooper also arrived from Forest Green on a season-long loan.
Link: Summer 2018 League Two : Retained and Released Lists And New Signings.
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