By Anth Elliott
Blyth Spartans are delighted to confirm the loan signing of Sam Fishburn from Carlisle United.
The 18-year-old arrives at Croft Park on an initial three-month loan deal, which Blyth has the option to extend.
After being recruited by Carlisle from Wallsend Boys Club, Fishburn scored 23 goals in his first season at academy level, which resulted in him earning a two-year contract in the summer of 2021.
He was subsequently loaned to the Northern Premier League, where he scored an impressive eight goals in nine games at Lancaster City before being recalled.
Upon his return he made his first team debut for Carlisle against Everton U21 in the EFL Trophy.
Fishburn went on to make his League Two debut coming off the bench in his sides 2-2 away draw to Newport County and made a further 15 appearances for the League Two side last season.
Spartans’ new signing was eager to get going, “I’m really excited to get some games in, and hoping to get as many goals as I can to help the team out.”
Blyth boss Terry Mitchell was delighted to add another dimension to his forward line, “He’s a centre forward, he’s a big lad and he’ll get a hold of the ball at the top line and hopefully get a lot of goals.
He did well at Lancaster City last year, and has experience in the first-team at Carlisle and that show’s he’s been progressing well. Hopefully he kicks on again and it’ll be a win-win, if he performs well he’ll get back in the team at Carlisle and in turn that’ll help us out.”