Arrival | Spartans sign ex-Pools man Nearney

16th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce the arrival of former Hartlepool United defender Josh Nearney, becoming Lee Clark’s 13th summer signing. The 23-year-old began his career at Pools and went on to make one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat to Sheffield United on penalties in 2015. During his three years around the first-team set-up at the Super 6 Stadium, Nearney had loan spells at Darlington, Whitby Town and Whitley Bay…

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Arrival | Striker Sweet joins from Consett

15th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Sweet from Northern League Division One side Consett AFC. Sweet, who turns 25 on Sunday, began his career at Gateshead, where he boosted an impressive goalscoring record for their under-19s – winning the Football Conference Youth Alliance North Division in 2012 – and reserve side. Similar to that of current Spartan Jack Butler, Sweet appeared for England Schoolboys in…

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Progress Report | Clark sets foundations for National League North campaign

14th June 2019

      Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark updated the club’s website on his first week in the job, with 10 players and physio Gary Neasham joining the club. Clark has re-signed Ryan Hutchinson, Lewis Horner, Jack Butler and Robbie Dale from the side that finished 6th last season and has worked hard to bring others through the door. So far Tom Devitt has joined from Gateshead, Anthony Callaghan from…

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Arrival | Tom Devitt joins from Gateshead

13th June 2019

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…

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Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

11th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…

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Announcement | Spartans launch U18 side

7th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the formation of an U18 side to continue the development of our player pathway. With the introduction of our reserves side two years ago – who competed in the Northern Football Alliance Division One last season – we recently announce a partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College to run an U19 side in the National League Youth Alliance. The new U18 side further strengthen the…

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Arrival | Robson and Orrell sign for Spartans

5th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce Newcastle Benfield duo Joe Robson and Jake Orrell have become Lee Clark’s first new signings of the summer. Clark, installed as Blyth’s new boss on Saturday, has immediately begun his preparations for the 2019/20 campaign after tying down Robbie Dale, Ryan Hutchinson and Jack Butler to new deals on Wednesday. And with discussions still ongoing with members of last season’s squad, Clark has further added to…

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Retained | Clark secures services of Dale, Hutchinson and Butler

5th June 2019

Lee Clark has had a busy afternoon holding several meetings with a number of last year’s squad, securing the services of three. Robert Dale, 34, returns to the club for the 15th consecutive season. Now the club’s record holder for appearances with 643 he’ll look to add to the impressive mark. Joining him in the Spartans dressing room will be central defender Ryan Hutchinson who returns after missing the entire…

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Sponsor | TEXO announced as Spartans sponsor

4th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a substantial sponsorship deal with the TEXO Group – who have become the club’s new shirt and advertising sponsor. The TEXO name will be emblazoned on the green and white stripes, as well as the new change kit which will be announced in due course. Texo Group has been formed to meet the demand for integrated engineering services within critical infrastructure. With an unprecedented…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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