Leicester played Newport in the Carabao Cup coming out as 3-0 winners after great goals from James Justin and Jamie Vardy. Lookng back in history for both clubs we have found a number of players with a life at Leicester and Newport.
One to address is of course Kevin Ellison who spent his last years of professional life at Rodney Parade. Another forward who had experiences from both clubs is Alan Waddle.
Kevin Ellison was well into his 40’s when he moved from Morecambe to Newport in 2020, spent two seasons with The Exiles, adding up 33 league appearances ans scoring 3 goals. Alan Waddle played for Newport from 1980 to 1982, being involved in 11 games, scoring 8 goals.
Goalkeeper Gary Plumley never played in the first team at Leicester but was among the reserves and youth set up. Plumley played at Newport in four different periods, with his first from 1976 to 1981 being the most successful, being a certian first choice adding up 182 league games. He spent time in Hong Kong with Bulova, as well as turning out with Cardiff City, in between a loan spell at Newport and return back three times moving on in 1987, as he strengely enough signed for Watford, making one single league appearance for The Hornets, his only in top flight English football.
Defender Arthur Lever joined Newport from Leicester in 1954, earlier being transferred to Leicester from Cardiff. A total of 72 legue games for Newport, at Leicester he played 119 league games, capped once for Wales.
Another goalkeeper David Timson moved from Leicester to Newport in 1967, making 3 league appearances while at Filbert Street, and later 20 more for Newport.
Players in both camps,
- Gary Plumley
- David Timson
- Arthur Lever
- Alan Waddle
- Kevin Ellison