Arrival | Nicky Deverdics joins Spartans

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.

Posted by Jordan Cronin