• News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant
  • Arrival | Clark snatches Fenwick out of shop window
  • Fans Forum Minutes | Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Arrival | Mark Foden is Clark’s latest addition
  • Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park. Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over…

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Arrival | Clark snatches Fenwick out of shop window

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signature of striker Scott Fenwick who joins after two season’s at National League South side Chelmsford City. Fenwick, 29, has a wealth of experience at this, and higher levels having played for Hartlepool United in League Two. Scott spent time within the Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough academies before joining Gretna in 2009. Soon after he joined Newcastle Benfield when he made his only…

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Fans Forum Minutes | Friday, June 14, 2019

FANS FORUM (Q&A SESSION) BLYTH SPARTANS AFC SOCIAL CLUB FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 Introduction Tony Platten, chairman of Blyth Spartans, confirmed he was unable to answer questions regarding the former manager or any contractual issues from last season. Mr Platten explained that new first-team manager Lee Clark had planned to attend, however, was unable to due to other commercial commitments upon accepting the job. TP: Tony Platten (chairman) KS: Kevin…

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Arrival | Mark Foden is Clark’s latest addition

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Gateshead goalkeeper Mark Foden. Foden played one game for Blyth during the 2018/19 season when former manager Alun Armstrong brought him in on loan. And the former Ross County man is delighted to be at Croft Park, especially to work under Lee Clark. “Obviously he has managed at a very good level, and what he is trying to do here…

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Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…

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Arrival | Striker Sweet joins from Consett

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Sweet from Northern League Division One side Consett AFC. Sweet, who turns 25 on Sunday, began his career at Gateshead, where he boosted an impressive goalscoring record for their under-19s – winning the Football Conference Youth Alliance North Division in 2012 – and reserve side. Similar to that of current Spartan Jack Butler, Sweet appeared for England Schoolboys in…

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Progress Report | Clark sets foundations for National League North campaign

      Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark updated the club’s website on his first week in the job, with 10 players and physio Gary Neasham joining the club. Clark has re-signed Ryan Hutchinson, Lewis Horner, Jack Butler and Robbie Dale from the side that finished 6th last season and has worked hard to bring others through the door. So far Tom Devitt has joined from Gateshead, Anthony Callaghan from…

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Arrival | Tom Devitt joins from Gateshead

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of centre-back Tom Devitt who joins after a season with Gateshead in the National League. Devitt, who turns 23 tomorrow, is Lee Clark’s latest addition the ranks and he was over the moon to welcome the defender to Croft Park. “I am delighted we got him because his previous club made a huge push to keep him. “He is a young ambitious…

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Departure | Maguire makes full-time move

  Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of striker Dan Maguire who has joined National League North side York City. Maguire, 26, has decided to make the move into full-time football after making 310 appearances for Blyth Spartans, scoring 159 goals. The talismanic forward joined the club from Seaton Delaval during the 2012/13 season and will go down as one of the greatest goalscorers every to wear a green and…

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Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…

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