Blyth Spartans sign Newcastle United keeper Woolston on loan

Goalkeeper Paul Woolston.
Goalkeeper Paul Woolston.

Blyth Spartans have agreed a deal to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Paul Woolston on loan.

The 18-year-old, who enjoyed a month’s loan at Vanarama National League North side Darlington 1883 earlier this season, will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Barwell as Spartans stopper Adam McHugh is an injury doubt for the game.

Washington-based Woolston has represented his country at youth level and spent last summer helping England to the quarter-finals of the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.