Ashington sign Michael Tait from Harrogate

ASHINGTON made a move into the transfer market on Tuesday when they signed Michael Tait from Conference North side Harrogate Town.

The former Blyth Spartans midfielder will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s STL Northern League away clash against Newton Aycliffe.

Colliers manager Gary Middleton said: “Michael is not cup tied for the FA Vase and that’s one of the reasons why we have brought him in.

“We have a wafer thin squad and we are trying to find players who are not Vase tied – that is the difficulty.

“Michael will be a great addition with his quality in midfield and will add to our pool of players, not only for the Vase but also for our push in the league.

“We have brought a real quality player in and hopefully he will have an impact.”

Tait is the son of former Blyth Spartans manager Mick Tait and earlier this season he spent a spell on loan back at Croft Park.