Once a Spartan….(Part Two)

Over the summer we are keeping track of some former Spartans who have been in the news. Whether that be players moving clubs, managers being appointed or anything else, you can find the latest here.

First up we have former defender Nathan Buddle(pictured above with captain Robbie Dale), who has secured his release from Carlisle United and seems set to join Vanarama National League club Gateshead on Monday.

As Buddle arrives at the International Stadium Phil Turnbull departs to take up a teaching job.

Two of new Heed boss Malcolm Crosby’s first signings are Josh Gillies and James Marwood both agreed returns to the club in the last two weeks, both players had spells with Spartans earlier in their careers.

One player exiting the International Stadium is former Spartans number one Adam Bartlett, as he was somewhat surprisingly released by the club.

As well as Buddle, two more former Spartans defenders have been in the news. Former captain Wayne Buchanan has been released by EBAC Northern League side Ashington, whilst another former skipper, Joe Kendrick, has moved to West Auckland Town after leaving Washington.

Joining Kendrick at West will be another former Spartans stopper, David Knight.

David Coulson has joined FA Vase champions, who of course are managed by Graham Fenton.

Striker Marc Walton has decided to join his former Newcastle United academy team mate Andy Ferrell at Bedlington Terriers. Walton spent the latter part of last season at West Allotment Celtic.

Former Spartans centre back Arjun Purewal has completed a return to Bishop Auckland, as the defender left Durham City.

Morpeth Town have completed the signing of former Croft Park favourite Chris Swailes.

Meanwhile off the pitch Gary Middleton has joined the revolution at South Shields. The former Ashington boss joining the club as John King’s assistant.

Posted by BSAFC Admin