Senior Cup | Newcastle semi-final date set

13th February 2020

Blyth Spartans can confirm a date has been set for the club’s Northumberland Senior Cup semi-final clash with Newcastle United. Lee Clark faces his former club as his side compete to earn a St James’ Park final against either North Shields or Morpeth Town. Spartans have beaten Northern League Division Two sides Heaton Stannington and Bedlington Terriers to reach the last four stage. And now Newcastle will stand in Blyth’s…

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News | Harker recalled by Newcastle

6th December 2019

Nathan Harker has left Blyth Spartans after Newcastle United decided to recall him from his loan spell at Croft Park.  The 21-year-old joined Spartans in the summer on a loan deal until January 2020, however found limited game time at the club. Harker started Byth’s opening six games of the season but would make just a further two appearances outside of August. In total, he appeared eight times for the…

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Arrival | Ex-NUFC midfielder Hunter joins

12th September 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrival of former Newcastle United central midfielder Jack Hunter.  The 21-year-old was released by the Magpies last summer, despite often captaining the under-23s, and was quickly snapped up by Gateshead for the 2018/19 season.  He soon established himself as a first-team regular at the International Stadium, appearing 37 times as The Heed just missed out on the National League play-offs. “I am delighted…

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Arrival | Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts signs

30th August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts. The 22-year-old joined the Magpies academy at the age of eight and moved up through every age group. On January 3, 2015, Roberts made his first-team debut during a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Leicester City as a second-half substitute. Soon after his senior bow, Roberts had a brief loan spell at Gateshead…

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Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…

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Arrivals | Clark strengthens with double swoop

12th July 2019

With four pre-season games completed, Lee Clark has moved swiftly to add yet more talent to his squad with midfielders Damen Mullen and Craig Spooner signing for the 2019/20 season. Mullen, 30, is no stranger to Croft Park having played for a number of years, surpassing 200 appearances for the club and was a vital cog in last season play-off contending side: “It’s been a long summer,” said Mullen on…

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News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

21st June 2019

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park. Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Arrival | Nicholson Returns to Bolster Spartans’ Defence

1st June 2018

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender Alex Nicholson ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season – joining from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Side South Shields. Nicholson, 24, is no stranger to Croft Park having spent a two and a year spell with the club between 2014 and 2016. Primarily a right-back – but capable of playing in a multitude of positions – Nicholson came…

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Arrival | Goalkeeping Coach Lee Barrass Joins Spartans Backroom Staff

10th August 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the arrival of goalkeeping coach Lee Barrass. Lee is a highly respected coach who has coached, mentored and looked after some of the country’s best goalkeepers. With qualifications in psychology and talent identification – as well as coaching – Lee will undoubtedly strengthen an already strong goalkeeping department at the club. Still actively training as a goalkeeper himself, the 39-year-old is also capable of…

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