Beeney extends Newport loan

The League Two side have secured the Chelsea U21 goalkeeper for another two months.

Beeney extends Newport loan
Beeney with Chelsea (

Newport County have extended the loan signing of Mitchell Beeney for a further two months.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper has appeared four times for the Exiles this season, providing back up to first choice shot-stopper, Joe Day.

The youngster made his debut against York City in a 1-0 win, keeping a clean sheet for his loan side.

What the manager says

Warren Feeney was only appointed manager of Newport back in January, after former boss John Sheridan left to join Oldham Athletic.

Feeney said: “I’m delighted that Mitchell has chosen to extend his stay with us. I am very pleased to have him on board.”

He added that the "whole squad has taken to Mitchell", and that his extension gives Feeney the "want competition for places" he wants.

The manager believes he has "three very good goalkeepers in the squad", and the competition for place will "keep everybody on their toes".

The former Northern Ireland international was keen to stress the quality of football upbringing that Beeney has under his belt coming from the Chelsea youth system.

It hasn't been all plain sailing for Feeney.
It hasn't been all plain sailing for Feeney.

Youth career

Beeney has been with Chelsea since 2007 after moving from Gillingham. He joined his father Mark Beeney, who is the youth and reserve goalkeeper coach at Stamford Bridge.

The former England under-19 player hasn’t made an appearance for the Blues yet but has featured on the bench, notably during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool in 2015.

The Chelsea under-21 side has been very successful in recent years, winning the 2013/14 Premier League and being the current holders of the FA Youth Cup.

Beeney was part of the team on both occasions, boasting an impressive footballing CV for someone so young.

Chelsea look keen to keep hold of the goalkeeper for the future as in 2014 he penned a new deal that will keep him with the London side until 2018.