Blyth Spartans have added former Middlesbrough, York City and Spennymoor Town striker Bradley Fewster to the squad ahead of the 2018/19 Vanarama National League North season.

The 22-year-old is Alun Armstrong’s fourth summer signing, and has already shown a killer instinct in pre-season by notching braces against both Blyth Spartans Reserves and Dunston UTS – also creating goals for his team-mates.

Fewster is a former England U19 International, coming through the Middlesbrough Academy in the same age group as former Spartan Luke Armstrong, and that’s where he got to know the Blyth boss.

“I’ve known Alun since I was about 13, I played in the same side as Luke and him and my dad were often chatting on the sidelines, and myself and Luke built up a strong partnership on the pitch.”

And the 43-year-old former Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town striker has been a huge influence on Fewster’s decision to sign for Blyth Spartans.

“He’s a massive influence, he wanted me to sign last season but I decided to stay closer to home. It says a lot about Alun that when I rang him this season he was exactly the same – he didn’t hold a grudge about me not signing last year and that’s a testament to the man he is.

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