Blyth Town strengthen squad further with two more signings

Blyth Town FC's latest signing Liam Gillespie.
Blyth Town FC's latest signing Liam Gillespie.

Blyth Town FC are continuing to overhaul their first team squad with the signing of two more players.

The Northern League division two team has recently undergone a substantial revamp since its FA Vase defeat, with manager Mick Connor looking to strengthen his team with a number of new signings to ensure a competitive campaign.

Having previously played for New Fordley, Joe Besford, from Annitsford and Blyth lad Liam Gillespie, who has recently returned to the UK from a full football scholarship in the United States, are the latest to sign with the squad.

Connor said: “It is great to welcome these two very talented players to Blyth Town. We have had five new signings this month alone and the team is getting stronger each game.

“I’m delighted that although they had been approached by other clubs, they decided Blyth Town was the right fit for them and I am sure they will be a valuable asset to us.”

Following in his championship footballer brother’s footsteps, Liam Gillespie was approached to join Newcastle United’s academy team but decided on a return to his roots in Blyth.

“I am very proud of where I am from,” he said. “I have come home to play for my home team and intend to make a name for myself and a career from it if I can.

“Blyth Town has some of the best coaches and managers in the Northern League and has an exciting vision to take the team all the way to promotion, and I wanted to be on that journey with them.”

Blyth Town are at home to Tow Law Town on Saturday, kick-off at 3pm.

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