Northampton Town midfielder Ryan Gilligan joins Newport

Ryan Gilligan
Midfielder Ryan Gilligan has also played for Torquay United on loan

Northampton Town midfielder Ryan Gilligan has joined Newport County on loan until the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old, who has made more than 200 appearances for the Cobblers, has made the move with a view to a permanent switch.

The former Watford trainee joined Northampton in August 2005 and signed a new contract with the League Two club last year.

But Gilligan will now bolster Anthony Hudson's Blue Square Bet Premier side.