NEWPORT County fans will see a more mature and stronger Jordan Green this time around, according to Exiles manager Michael Flynn.

The speedy winger joined the Welsh club on loan from Barnsley earlier this week, having previously appeared for the League Two outfit in 2016.

Green scored two goals in 16 appearances during the first half of the season that finished with County staging their famous great escape from relegation under Flynn.

The 24-year-old, who joined Barnsley from Yeovil Town, may feature against Swindon Town tomorrow, as could Billy Waters, Dale Gorman and Ashley Baker, Flynn’s three other January transfer window signings.

“He’s more mature and has definitely got stronger,” said the manager when asked how Green compared to his first spell in south Wales.

“He’s adapted better to what League Two entails, and he did well in League One last season.

“He has shown he can do it at this level, and what he brings us is electrifying pace, which is probably what we’ve lacked at times.

“It gives us lots of outlets. He can play anywhere across the top three or just behind the strikers, so he gives us more versatility."

He continued: “Jordan wants to play games.

"He’s not going to do that if I he doesn’t put the work in, so we know we’ve got someone who’s keen to impress and get back into that Barnsley team next season.”

Flynn also has high hopes for Bridgend-born Baker, the 23-year-old defender who has signed a deal until the end of next season.

“Ash played 12 times for a massive club last season in Sheffield Wednesday,” he said.

“He knows how to handle occasions, he’s local, and I’ve known of him for a while.

“He’ll fit in, he’s hard-working, he wants to improve and really kick his career on.

“Those are the kind of players we need, the hungry ones.”