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Abraham strike knocks out Ipswich

Fulham loanee Timmy Abraham scored the only goal of the game as Newport County knocked Ipswich Town out of the League Cup at Portman Road tonight.

Abraham produced a brilliant backheel to flick Finn Azaz’s cross past Tomas Holy from a quickly taken Kevin Ellison free-kick after just four minutes. The 20 year-old forward made the most of his first start for County, having made his debut as a substitute in the win at Oldham Athletic at the weekend.

Elsewhere, winger Sylvester Jasper played 80 minutes as Colchester United were narrowly beaten by Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s this evening. It was his first start for the League Two side after he also had made his debut for the U’s last weekend.

Abraham joins Newport on loan

Fulham forward Timmy Abraham has joined Newport County on a season-long loan, the League Two club have confirmed this morning.

The 20 year-old, brother of Chelsea striker Tammy, was on trial with Cheltenham Town during pre-season but Michael Duff decided against going ahead with a loan deal despite Abraham scoring twice against Kidderminister Harriers in a pre-season friendly. Fulham are keen for the forward to gain further first-team experience after largely unsuccessful loan spells with Plymouth Argyle, Bristol Rovers and Raith Rovers in the past year.

Abraham told the Newport County website: “I’m raring to go and I just want to show the fans what I’m capable of doing on the pitch. I like the ambition of the club and how they always want to push forward, and the style of play suits me as well so that’s something I can hopefully take advantage of and score some goals.”

Manager Michael Flynn said: “Timmy is still a young player with a bright future ahead of him, so I’m pleased that we’ve been able to get him on board for the new season. He’s already had some experience playing in League One and enjoyed a few loan spells away from Fulham, so hopefully he can play a part in helping us get to the next level. I want to thank Fulham for their help in the loan and for trusting us to play a part in Timmy’s development.”