Arrival | Blaney joins on loan from Doncaster Rovers

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Shane Blaney from Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season. 

The Irish defender is the second player to arrive at Croft Park in the same number of days following Macaulay Langstaff’s move from York City on Thursday. 

Blaney started his career in his homeland with League of Ireland side Finn Harps, and after three appearances in Ireland’s top-flight, Doncaster came knocking. 

Since joining in 2018, Blaney has made four first-team appearances for the League One, all of which have come in the EFL Trophy. 

As well as gaining EFL experience, Blaney has experienced the non-league scene with Tamworth and Grantham Town in previous loan spells.

The 21-year-old could make his debut when Spartans travel to Chester on Saturday afternoon in National League North.

Manager Lee Clark said: “I’m delighted to get Shane signed up. 

“With the injury to Scott Wilson, we needed to address the left side of defence and Shane can play both at centre-back and left-back. 

“He is comfortable on the ball and a good athlete. We welcome Shane to the club and hope he has a successful loan spell with us. 

“We thank Doncaster Rovers for their enormous help in this deal.”

Posted by Jordan Cronin