Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrivals of Callum Guy and Kieran Charlton from South Shields.
The pair become Michael Nelson’s first additions as manager as he builds his squad ahead of the 2020-21 National League North campaign.
Guy, 20, who lifted the National League Under-19s Alliance League Cup with the Mariners in 2019, made 15 appearances for the Mariners in total, scoring three goals.
His time with the Northern Premier club also included a successful loan spell with Northern League Division One outfit West Auckland Town.
“It’s a good opportunity to really progress this season,” the midfielder told blythspartans.com.
“I’ve spoken with Michael and he has nothing but praise for myself and the club. I like the sound of the way he wants to do things.
“I hope I thrive from the opportunity. I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get up to standard but I’m confident in my ability.”
Meanwhile, Charlton, 19, started on the books at Middlesbrough before making the move to Mariners Park last summer.
During his solitary season under ex-Spartans duo Graham Fenton and Lee Picton, the full-back featured 14 times.
Charlton said after signing: “I’m over the moon to be here. I feel it is a great opportunity for me, so I want to thank the manager and the staff for getting me on board. I can’t wait to get going.
“I’m relishing the opportunity to play in a league higher than last year and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I feel it’s good for my career and my development.”
Both players have already met their new teammates for the first time after taking part in some socially distanced training.
Guy added: “It was really good to see some of my new teammates. It’s good to get started as soon as you can, get the team bonding going and get to know the lads as quickly as possible.”
Charlton continued: “I thoroughly enjoyed it – it was a chance to blow off some cobwebs, get some miles in the legs, and get back to playing football.”
BLYTH SPARTANS FUTURE FUND
Blyth Spartans AFC and The Supporters Club have launched a Future Fund in light of the unprecedented times surrounding the impact of Covid-19.
You can help our new manager build his squad for next season by and help the club by donating to our Future Fund HERE.
For more information on the fundraising initiative, please visit the link HERE.