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WHITE JOINS NEWPORT ON LOAN

1 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Ben White

Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 defender Ben White has joined Newport County on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old defender, who featured regularly for Simon Rusk’s side last season, will link up with South Wales side for their upcoming League Two campaign.

Under-23 coach Simon Rusk said, “This loan move is a good one for Ben, and
it’s the right time in his personal development to experience senior football.

“He has already had a taste of first-team action here, and this gives him an opportunity to develop his game even further.”

White made his first-team debut in last season’s EFL Cup tie away at Oxford United, and also featured in the 4-0 victory over Colchester United in the same competition.

The centre-back also featured three times in the Checkatrade Trophy, in the matches against Southend United, Leyton Orient and Coventry City.

Meanwhile, Jonah Ayunga has moved to Galway United for the second half of the SSE Airtricity League season, after spending the first part on loan with Sligo Rovers.

The 20-year-old had originally joined Sligo Rovers until next January on a window-to-window arrangement, but has now signed for Galway in a deal running from 31st July to 5th November.


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