Gloucester City have announced the signing of former Newport County defender Kieran Parselle.

A product of the Newport academy, Parselle, 20, becomes manager Tim Harris’ second signing of the summer.

After signing his first professional contract, Parselle made his senior debut for The Exiles at the age of 18 against Wolves in the Carling Cup of August 2015.

Despite Wolves coming out 2-1 winners, Parselle was named man of the match for his assured and mature performance.

Shortly after making his League debut against Stevanage, Parselle was named as one of the top eleven under-21 footballers to look out for by FourFourTwo magazine.

He spent last season on loan at Salisbury FC and played 90 minutes against the Tigers in the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round clash, putting in a stand-out performance.

Upon learning of his release from Newport, Harris was quick to secure his services for the 2017/18 season: “I have been a long admirer of Kieran since being given a full-time contract at Newport County two years ago.

“He has immense potential and will fit in well with our desire to bring in young hungry players.

“I have to thank head of recruitment at elite management agency Kevin Nichills, Newport County manager Michael Flynn and Tom Owen-Evans, who appeared on loan for us last season.

“Kieran had several other clubs chasing his signature, but more importantly wanted to join our club which means everything to me as the manager.

“He will bring a balance, strength, quality and a good character to Gloucester City AFC. We look forward to having him on board”.

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