AFC Wimbledon midfielder Max Porter set for Newport loan move

Justin Edinburgh is to make AFC Wimbledon midfielder Max Porter his seventh signing to aid Newport County's Blue Square Bet Premier survival bid.

Wimbledon have confirmed Porter, who has been out since 2 January with an ankle injury, is set to join County on loan for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old has made 14 appearances since joining the League Two club from Rushden and Diamonds in June 2011.

Porter worked with Exiles boss Edinburgh during his time at Rushden.

The former England semi-pro international joins fellow Dons midfielder Lee Minshull at the Welsh club.

Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has decided a loan move to County will be best for Porter's recuperation from his ankle injury.

Porter is the seventh player to bolster Edinburgh's squad since he replaced Anthony Hudson as manager in October, following Jake Harris, Ryan Charles, Jake Reid, Andy Sandell, Romone Rose and Minshull at Spytty Park.

The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee is set to travel to Newport on Thursday to complete his loan move and could make his Newport debut in their Blue Square Bet Premier trip to Southport on Saturday.

County are 16th in the table, five points above the relegation zone, and have lost just once in their league six games and have qualified for an FA Trophy semi-final against Wealdstone.