Club Statement | Barron & Turnbull step in on interim basis

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Michael Barron and Stephen Turnbull will take charge of the first-team on an interim basis. 

Barron has agreed to stay on and assist the club whilst it conducts a search to replace Michael Nelson’s after his departure on Wednesday evening.

Club legend Turnbull returns to Croft Park having gained managerial experience at Northumberland counterparts Morpeth Town. 

As a player, Turnbull made 206 appearances for Spartans – famously scoring a wonderful free-kick in our 2-1 FA Cup second round win at Hartlepool United in December 2014. 

The pair begin their interim period when Guiseley visit Croft Park in National League North on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm). 

Both have said they do not want the job on a full-time basis.  

Posted by Jordan Cronin