Interview | Clark targets more signings following Summerly captutre

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hopes to bring more new signings to Croft Park that can collectively help try and replace the goal void left by Callum Roberts. 

The former Newcastle United youngster joined National League side Notts County on Monday having scored 17 goals in 25 games in Blyth colours. 

And Clark has admitted it is difficult to find one player who can single-handedly replace Roberts, so is hoping to make it a collective effort with the current squad and new additions

Jordan Summerly, a 22-year-old who played over 150 games for North Shields, has become the club’s latest recruit. 

“We got told about him in pre-season and we monitored him,” Clark said on completing the signing of Summerly.  

“We know two or three clubs in the area were also looking at him and wanted to sign him as well, so we’re delighted to get him on board.

“It gives us cover with Anthony Callaghan out injured and to Scott Wilson, who has done really well since joining.

“He can play higher up the pitch and has a good record of assisting goals. 

“As I said at the time with Callum Roberts, we’re trying to find numerous ways to replace his goals because it is going to be impossible to replace it like-for-like. 

“This is one of maybe three or four additions who we are hoping over the course of the season will chip in with goals. 

“We don’t want to be over-reliant on Robbie Dale because it was himself and Callum who were becoming the frequent goal scorers. 

“We have to get the group chipping in with goals as well as potential new signings who have that capability.”

Posted by Jordan Cronin