New Blyth Spartans boss Lee Clark has dipped into the transfer market to complete the double signing of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively.
Callaghan, 25, began is career at Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners.
The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South Shields appearance in May’s Durham Challenge Cup defeat against Shildon.
Meanwhile, Evans, 22, boasts previous clubs including Queen of the South and St Johnstone north of the border, but most recently played for Newcastle Benfield in the Northern League.
Speaking to Blyth’s official club website, Callaghan declared his excitement at the move, stating ““I’m chomping at the bit to get started, I’ve looked after myself throughout the offseason and I’m training hard so I can’t wait to get started”.
While Evans added, “You just can’t turn down an opportunity like this – I am absolutely delighted.
“It is a bit of a step up from the Northern League but it’s something I feel I can thrive in, I’m over the moon to be here.”