Ryan Gilligan has ended months of searching for a new club as he joins Newport County on loan until January. The move is likely to be made permanent once the transfer window opens with the midfielder heading to South Wales and the Conference.
So comes to an end a strange ending to the relationship between the Cobblers and their longest serving current member of the squad. Gilligan made over 200 appearances for Town but something must have happened last season to make new boss Gary Johnson stubborn enough to leave him out completely and then refuse to accept him into his squads at the start of this season.
It was a shame for the midfielder who always looked like one of the players at least giving their all during the bad times of relegation from League One and then in League Two struggles as well. He joins County as they attempt to escape the non-league scene.
I personally wish him all the best…there’s been more than a fair share of knockers for Gilligan over the years but I think he’ll be an excellent signing for Newport and hopefully it means security for him over the coming months.