Michael Nelson fails to rule out further new signings at Blyth Spartans after trio arrive

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson has not ruled out making further additions to his squad.

Friday, 8th January 2021, 2:36 pm
Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson. (Photo credit: Kris Hodgetts)

The former Hartlepool United centre-back endured a hectic Christmas period as he reacted to his side’s 6-0 hammering at Darlington by making a trio of loan signings.

In-form North Shields striker Dan Wilson joined on an initial one-month deal after scoring 15 goals in 16 games for the Northern League promotion challengers.

His arrival was quickly followed by defender Jamie Sharman and striker Jack McKay after they agreed to join Spartans from National League club Chesterfield.

Centre-back Sharman will spend the remainder of the season at Croft Park and McKay agreed to an initial one-month loan deal.

Nelson admitted that his ranks are full at the moment – but admitted that he would “look to do something” if the right player became available.

Ahead of Saturday’s crucial home game against fellow strugglers Alfreton Town, he said: “We were disappointed that the Gateshead game did not go ahead because the three lads were all registered and raring to go.

“We are pleased to have them in the squad, and they offer us more quality and depth in there.

“Dan Wilson is more a physical presence and he has a little bit more experience than we have at the top end of the pitch.

“Jack McKay can play anywhere across the front three, he’s played higher level and he is hungry to try and get back playing higher and Jamie Sharman broke into the first team at Chesterfield when I was there.

“He has an old head on young shoulders, he’s big, strong and comfortable on the ball, but he also knows when to play football and when you just need to get on with defending.

“There is a lot going on with the leagues below in terms of what will happen.

“We got Dan from North Shields because they aren’t up and running at the minute and there will be a lot of players looking to for game-time.

“We are pretty full-on with numbers at the minute but if the right players are available, we will look to do something.”

Spartans are once again producing a live stream of Saturday’s game against Alfreton Town and details of how to purchase access can be found here.