Bedlington Terriers sign four players in fight to avoid relegation

Liam Hudson in action for Bedlington Terriers before his move to Whitley Bay.
Liam Hudson in action for Bedlington Terriers before his move to Whitley Bay.

Northern League strugglers Bedlington Terriers have made four new signings as they look to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

The Welfare Park outfit have brought it four highly-rated Northern League players.

Former player Paul King has returned to the south east Northumberland club along with Seaham Red Star forward Tony Stephenson and Jarrow Roofing defender Jack Errington.

And Liam Hudson, who left to join Whitley Bay in September, has announced his return and he is hoping to stamp his authority straight away to help Terriers maintain their division one status.

Hudson said: “It feels really good to be back, I left on good terms with Andy Ferrell and he said that if it doesn’t work out I was always welcome back to the club.

“When I signed for Whitley Bay it sounded promising, but game time was very limited, so when I got the phone call it was a no brainer to come back and get Bedlington on a bit of a run.

“I am looking forward to kick-starting my season because it has been stop-start up to now, we have also signed three good players in the last week which is a massive boost.”

Stephenson was a target before the season started and the forward claimed that he was “looking forward to getting started” with his new side.

He said: “It is great to be playing for a club with a lot of non-league history. It’s ideal to be back playing and it is only round the corner from home, it will be a challenge this season, but a challenge which I will relish.

“Speaking to Andy last week, his philosophy never changed from when I spoke to him in the summer, I know most of the players there and Bedlington seemed friendly and a well-run club.”

King and Errington made their full debuts against Guisborough Town last Saturday and Stephenson came on as a substitute.

Hudson added: “I just can’t wait to be in that famous red shirt again. I want to get going again, I owe it to Bedlington so hopefully I can deliver on the pitch for them.

“I want to pull the side away from the dog fight at the bottom, I also want to try and hit 15 to 20 goals this season as goals win you games and I want to carry on my good scoring streak.”

The Terriers have a busy schedule coming up with four games in the space of ten days, weather permitting, and they will be looking to pick up valuable points and move into the semi-finals of the Northumberland Senior Cup.