Interview | Clark targets more signings following Summerly captutre

23rd January 2020

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…

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Arrival | Jordan Summerly joins Blyth Spartans

23rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of left-sided player Jordan Summerly from Northern League Division One side North Shields.  Summerly came through the ranks at Monkseaton Academy under Graham Fenton before the former Blyth Spartans midfielder signed him for The Robins in his first managerial role.  And despite being aged just 22, Summerly clocked up an impressive 160 appearances in total for the former FA Vase winners.  Manager…

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Interview | Tony Platten on Callum Roberts’ departure

20th January 2020

Blyth Spartans chairman Tony Platten has assured fans the funds raised from Callum Roberts’ transfer to Notts County will be reinvested into the playing squad.  The former Newcastle United youngster joined the National League side for an undisclosed fee with Spartans also negotiating a sell-on percentage.  Platten said: “We were very fortunate to pick him up from Newcastle United. We saw the potential he had but there was always the…

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Interview | Lee Clark on Callum Roberts’ departure

20th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has issued the following message to supporters following the departure of Callum Roberts to Notts County for an undisclosed fee.  Clark admitted the club is gutted by the departure of the 22-year-old but could not stand in the player’s way. He has urged everyone to stick together ahead of a massive couple of months.  Clark is under no illusion how difficult it will be to…

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Departure | Callum Roberts joins Notts County for undisclosed fee

20th January 2020

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…

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Fixture re-arrangement | AFC Telford United (A)

20th January 2020

Blyth Spartans’ National League North encounter with AFC Telford United will now place on Tuesday, January 28. The original fixture was due to happen last Saturday, however was postponed on Friday evening due to a waterlogged pitch. Lee Clark’s side face Bedlington Terriers in the Northumberland Senior Cup on Wednesday before facing league leaders King’s Lynn Town on Saturday. Two days after the encounter at Croft Park, it is a…

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Interview | Lee Clark thanks fans for continued support

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark has thanked fans for their continued support following the win over Curzon Ashton on Saturday.  While the 47-year-old admitted to real tough times for those on the terraces this season, Blyth fans has stuck by their team with an average of 884 attending Croft Park so far.  And yesterday, an excellent 721 braved the blustery conditions to cheer on their side from the first whistle…

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Interview | Lee Clark heaps praise on Robbie Dale

12th January 2020

Lee Clark has heaped praise on club legend Robbie Dale after his brace helped Blyth Spartans to a 2-1 win over Curzon Ashton on his 672nd appearance.  The 35-year-old rolled back the years with another Spartans rescue mission – striking twice in eight minutes to secure an invaluable three points in the context of the National League North table.  And assessing how big of a win it was for Spartans,…

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Interview | Lee Clark hails players’ fighting spirit

12th January 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Lee Clark hailed his players’ fighting spirit after they came from behind to beat Curzon Ashton in the must-win encounter at Croft Park.  Had Connor Dimaio’s 60th-minute opener for The Nash proved to have been the winner, Spartans would have found themselves seven points from National League North safety.  However, courtesy of a double from Robbie Dale and another resilience display by Clark’s men, the gap has…

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