Blyth Spartans is delighted to confirm the signing of experienced forward Jordan Cook on a permanent contract.
The 33-year-old most recently was on the books at Hartlepool United whom he signed for in September 2021.
Unfortunately for Cook, though, injury prevented him from making more than five competitive appearances for The Poolies.
Despite his contract running to an end in County Durham with Hartlepool, Cook continued his rehabilitation process with the Club, and after 567 days since last featuring one a fixture, he made his return to action in pre-season, July 2023, for Hartlepool at Croft Park against Spartans.
He kickstarted his career at Sunderland, moving up through the youth ranks before making his first-team Premier League debut as a substitute against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 2-0 defeat.
His other two appearances came against Chelsea and West Ham in the same 2010/11 campaign.
During Cook’s time at Sunderland, he had loan spells with Darlington, Walsall and Carlisle United before joining Charlton Athletic on a permanent deal in the summer of 2012. He has since gone onto feature in the EFL for Yeovil Town, Luton Town, Grimsby Town and Hartlepool United, as well as Gateshead in the National League North.
Cook has amassed 34 goals and 27 assists to his name throughout the 275 professional appearances he has made in his career.
Manager, Jon Shaw, commented on his latest recruit: “I’m really happy to get Jordan to the football club.
“He’s a talented footballer who has played at a very good standard and he’s ready to go after a tough year, I’m delighted that he’s here.
“He’ll also add that level of experience to the squad that will help some of the younger lads so I can’t wait to get him out on the pitch.”
Jordan Cook provided his thoughts upon completing a move to Spartans: “I’m really happy to get the deal signed here.
“I’m excited to get playing again and I thought it was the perfect place with knowing a few of the lads already.
“Jon was a big part of me coming as we’ve spoken for a while about coming in and I can’t wait for Saturday to get going.
“After playing the lads in pre-season you could see they were a great footballing team and I can’t wait to help in any way I can to keep us winning games.”
Jordan Cook will wear the number 11 shirt for Spartans and will be in contention to make his debut on Saturday against Banbury United at Croft Park.
Welcome to the Club, Jordan!