Arrival | Milburn joins Spartans on non-contract

Blyth Spartans AFC is happy to announce central defender Ben Milburn has joined the club on a non-contract basis. 

The central defender, 18, featured as a trialist in pre-season friendlies against Middlesbrough U23s, North Shields, South Shields, Hartlepool United and Hebburn Town. 

Spartans boss Michael Nelson views Milburn as one for the future and confirmed he is hoping to loan the player out soon.

Nelson explained: “We see Ben as having good potential to develop into a promising central defender. 

“He needs game time and we are working to get him games with clubs a little lower down the pyramid. 

“Hopefully this will speed up his development and get him prepared to play at our level.” 

Milburn has been handed the number 21 shirt.

Posted by Jordan Cronin