Departure | Callum Roberts joins Notts County for undisclosed fee

Blyth Spartans can announce winger Callum Roberts has today joined National League side Notts County. 

The former Newcastle United youngster joins the former Football League club on an undisclosed fee after completing his medical this afternoon. 

Roberts joined Spartans on a non-contract basis in August and quickly established himself as a Croft Park favourite. 

With a ratio of one goal every game – including hat-tricks against Curzon Ashton and AFC Telford United – the 22-year-old unsurprisingly attracted interest from the EFL. 

However, with the help of the 1899 Club, Blyth were able to tie Roberts down to a contract and his remarkable form soon continued. 

A further hat-trick was completed in the 4-4 draw with Kettering Town whilst scoring three times against Gateshead over the festive period. 

His final goals for the club followed in the 3-3 draw with The Heed on New Year’s Day before the 2-1 win over Curzon last week proved to be his final appearance. 

He leaves Northumberland with a magnificent record of 17 goals in 25 games. Blyth Spartans wish him the utmost best for the future and thank him for his sublime efforts. 

Manager Lee Clark said: “Obviously I knew this day was going to be coming, obviously I didn’t want it to be as quickly as it has.

“But as I said all along, we got a player, with no disrespect to the league, was too good for the level.

“It was because of my close relationship with him and that he was a local lad to the club that we got him in in the first place.

“Obviously the form he showed was just sensational and it was always going to attract attention.

“In regards to the club he’s going to, in the league they are playing in, I think Callum is even too good for the league above.

“I understand the reason he’s chosen Notts County because they are a club that’s probably in the wrong division.

“Now they are under new ownership, they look like they are on a sound foot now. It could be a club which goes up through the leagues very quickly, possibly Championship level.

“It’s a huge football club, it’s got great support even for the level they are at at the moment they still get good crowds and obviously it’s got a lot of history.

“I understand the reasons for going to that type of club but I still think for the level above he’s too good for that as well and hopefully he goes to Notts County and proves that.”

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