Newport County confirm defender Tony James deal

Tony James

Newport County have secured their third new signing in two days as the Welsh clubhave completed a deal for Burton Albion defender Tony James.

The 33-year-old was released by League Two Burton at the end of the season and the Cwmbran-born player has agreed a one-year contract with the Exiles.

James will be an experienced centre-back replacement for departing captain Gary Warren, who has left for Scotland.

joined County on Tuesday.

Former Welsh semi-professional international James, who started his career at Leicester City, was a regular at Burton last season and made 169 appearances in his five seasons at the club

"Tony has huge experience at Conference Premier level," said County manager Justin Edinburgh.

"When released at the end of this last season by Burton Albion, I was keen to open negotiations which concluded today."

County struggled in the Blue Square Bet Premier last season and finished the campaign just two places above the relegation zone.