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 player and I believe with the reputation I have for developing young talent helped buy in to our project here.”

Devitt, who joined Gateshead last summer, joined from US side Lionbridge and made 20 appearances for the Tynesiders last season.

“I am really excited to get going,” said Devitt, “I know there has been a lot of ins and outs, but I genuinely cannot wait to get started.

“When someone with the pedigree of Lee gets in touch with you it is impossible to ignore.

“Everything he has said from the off really made me excited and want to come here.”

Devitt joins a defence which includes England ‘C’ International Ryan Hutchinson along with a host of new signings, and Devitt is keen to hit the ground running with his new club.

“I am someone who will always give 110% every single week.

“I am centre-half and I like to play football with the ball at my feet, but my main aim is to help the side get clean sheets, that’s my job.

“It is going to be a young, energetic, exciting team and a side that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats.”

Posted by Stuart Dick