By Anth Elliott
Blyth Spartans are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Matty Cornish for the upcoming season.
Cornish began playing Northern League football whilst at Durham University, and featured for sides such as Newcastle Benfield, Whitley Bay and AFC Consett.
While studying his Masters degree in America, Cornish featured for Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and helped the team reach the National semi-finals.
Earlier this year, Cornish began training with USL Championship side Miami FC, before signing for third division side Michigan Stars FC.
After speaking with Blyth boss Terry Mitchell about the opportunity to come and play for Blyth, Cornish said: “Although it was an extremely difficult decision to leave the US after spending three years there, Blyth is a fantastic club with a huge fanbase.
There are fans in America who talk about Blyth’s famous FA Cup runs. So I knew I was coming back to a big club.”
He continued: “I know that everyone involved in the club is looking for a promotion push this season and I wanted to be part of that.”
Manager Terry Mitchell was pleased to be reunited with Cornish, and said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have Matty on board with us.
“He’s a fantastic and exciting player who I know very well, I had him at Consett and he played a huge part in getting us to Wembley.”
He added: “He’s a crowd pleaser and hopefully he can show our fans what he can do.”
On the manager, Cornish said: “Terry is a great coach and Blyth is a massive club. So as hard as the decision was, it was definitely the right one for me.”