MOORS MANAGER JIMMY SHAN WAS DELIGHTED TO SIGN KYLE HOWKINS ON LOAN FROM NEWPORT COUNTY ON 21 JANUARY 2021.
Howkins, 24, signed his first professional contract with West Bromwich Albion in 2017 and went on to enjoy loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Mansfield Town, Cambridge United and Port Vale.
He signed a two-year contract at Newport in June 2019 and arrives at the Moors with Football League experience under his belt.
Shan knew Howkins from his time at West Brom and was full of praise for the defender's attributes.
“I’ve known Kyle since he was 10 years of age at West Brom," he said. "I know he’s got a good character, good attitude to learn and improve.
“I am sure he will bring a physical presence, strength, speed and a thirst to defend, dominate and win first contacts. He is also very calm and competent in possession."