SIGNING | Local Lad George Returns Home

We are pleased to confirm the signing of former Bolton Wanderers and Motherwell striker George Newell.

The 22-year-old, who began his career in the youth set-up at Everton, joins the Port subject to international clearance.

George, born in Formby and the son of former Blackburn Rovers striker Mike Newell, has also had time with AFC Fylde and Albion Rovers.

Manager Liam Watson said: “George is a hard-working striker with an eye for goal. He’s got a lot of ability and is at a really good age, so he’s an exciting signing for us.

“George will bring a lot to the team and it’s even better that he is a local lad. I’m very pleased to have him on board and he’ll complement what we already have in the squad.”

Newell was at Everton from the age of 12, moving through the ranks before spending two years at Bolton, where he progressed from the U21 side into the first-team squad.

He spent the first half of the 2016/17 season on loan at AFC Fylde before moving to Motherwell at the start of the following campaign. He spent two years north of the border, playing an important role in Albion’s good form at the end of last season.

Welcome to the club, George!

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