Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce the signing of Nicky Deverdics, who returns to Croft Park 10 years after his first spell.
Deverdics was a regular under Mick Tait during his solitary season – appearing 45 times and scoring three goals as the team narrowly missed out on the Conference North play-offs in 2010/11.
Before joining Spartans, the former Newcastle United youngster spent time at Gateshead, Bedlington Terriers, Gretna – where helped the club from Division Three up to the Scottish Premier League – and Barnet.
After one season at Blyth, Deverdics travelled between Iceland, England and the Faroe Islands with Bi/Bolungarvik, Team Northumbria and Alfreton Town and Tvoroyrar Boltfelag.
A successful trial landed Deverdics a contract at National League side Dover Athletic, where he played a vital role as the Whites finished 5th in the division in 15/16 – scoring 14 times and clocking up 17 assists.
Almost 100 appearances later, Deverdics opted for a return to the North East with Hartlepool United in League Two before making the switch to Wrexham after two years.
The 33-year-old captained Gateshead last season but is now excited to be back at Croft Park.
Deverdics said: “I really enjoyed my previous spell at the club, it was a great year.
“We had a great team – Ste Turnbull, Robbie was still here, Phil Cave, Michael Tait, Hooksy, Brassy – and we pushed for the play-offs.
“If we can do that now then it’ll be a great season.
“Nelse has done a lot of good business. The players brought back have an affiliation with the club, the other signings that have been made are established at this level.”
Nelson added: “I’ve worked with Nicky before and has played the majority of his career at a higher level.
“He will bring vital experience to our midfield and also excellent quality on the ball.
“He is a very good character and no doubt will fit in very well with the squad.”
You can watch Nicky’s first interview since returning to Blyth Spartans here via BSAFCTV.