NEWPORT County AFC have signed Bradley Webb on loan from Bristol City to put the heat on left-back Ryan Haynes.

The Exiles have snapped up their second Robins prospect of the summer with the 19-year-old, who can play in central defence or full-back, following forward Saikou Janneh to Rodney Parade.

He will spent the season in League Two with County, although the Championship club have the option to bring him back to Ashton Gate in January.

Webb came through the ranks with Bristol City’s academy and regularly played for the club’s under-23s before spending last season on loan with Yate Town in the Southern Football League.

Now he is ready for the step up to the EFL under the watchful eye of boss Michael Flynn.

Webb said: “I’m really grateful to the manager for giving me the opportunity to join the club. I know I’ll have to work hard in training to get minutes on the pitch, but I’m eager to get going.

“Playing out on loan at Yate last season was a good learning curve for me, and an experience that I took a lot from.

“The manager has given plenty of opportunities to younger players in the past, so I’m looking forward to playing under him.”

Haynes is the sole member of the Exiles squad to have started all four games - against Swansea, Cheltenham, Scunthorpe and Cambridge - in the 2019/20 season.

The versatile Webb will give Flynn another option down the left flank.

The manager said: “Bradley is very highly thought of at Bristol City and I’m sure his loan spell away last season has helped him develop as a player.

“I’ve always been willing to give younger players opportunities, so if they’re good enough, they will get minutes.

“He’s got a really bright future ahead of him and I’m looking forward to working with him over the course of the season.”

Webb is County's eighth new signing with Ryan Taylor, Kevin Ellison, Liam Shephard and David Longe-King signing permanent deals and Brandon Cooper (Swansea), Janneh and Scott Twine (Swindon) arriving on loan.