Terriers add four signings to squad

BEDLINGTON Terriers bolstered their squad at the weekend with four new signings.

Lawrence McKenna, Adam Wilkinson and Kieran Wrightson have moved to Welfare Park from Northern League division two side Whickham while midfielder Andy Ferrell has joined from Barrow

Wrightson, 20, has had spells at Team Northumbria, West Allotment Celtic and Newcastle Benfield in the past before joining Whickham last season, where he made 32 appearances and scored three goals.

McKenna, 24, had a spell at Northern Alliance premier division Heaton Stannington before joining Whickham.

The striker has an eye for goal and topped the scoring charts last season with 18 in 34 appearances.

Wilkinson, also 24, is a strong centre back who joined Whickham in July 2009.

Last season he made 33 appearances, scoring three times.

Ferrell, 28, spent his youth playing in the Newcastle United Academy before moving on to play for a host of Football League clubs including Watford and Hereford United.

The club feel the midfielder will bring a steely determination to the middle of the park for the Terriers.

In his career so far he has amassed 236 appearances at all levels, scoring 13 goals.

Bedlington are ecstatic to sign a player of his calibre and experience as they look to have a successful league and cup campaign.

Speaking of the new signings, club chairman Ronan Liddane said: “We are happy to announce the signing of Andy Farrell to add to the great additions we have already made this summer.

“We are eager to succeed in multiple competitions this season and it is signings like this that make me excited to be a Bedlington fan.”

The club have also welcomed back the trio of Glen Robson, Stuart Elliot and Jake Turnball, who helped them achieve a seventh place finish last season.

These signings add to an already fruitful summer as the Bedlington squad begins to take shape for the 2012-13 season.

Mr Liddane added: “We are delighted to welcome back Glen, Stuart and Jake, as well as bringing in the three new signings from Whickham.

“The summer has been a successful one in regards to signings, and we are still looking to improve the squad.

“We believe we have the necessary cogs in place to have a successful and competitive season, and look forward to the challenges ahead.”