Departure | Busted takes No.2 role at Gateshead

Blyth Spartans can now announce the departure of Ian Watson who has taken on the assistant manager role at National League side Gateshead.

The popular left-back has been a vital part of the dressing room and coaching staff at Spartans since returning in the summer of 2017, and will be a big miss.

‘Busted’ has made 90 appearances for Blyth Spartans in his two spells with the club, scoring on two occasions including a thunderbolt winner in the FA Trophy last season.

“It’s too good of an opportunity to turn down for him,” said Spartans manager Alun Armstrong, “but he’ll be a miss as he’s a great character on and off the pitch.”

“He’s the most professional part-time footballer you are ever likely to see.”

The 33-year-old has made 10 appearances this season. We’d like to wish Ian all the best in his future role at Gateshead.

 

Posted by Stuart Dick