Blyth Spartans have signed centre-back Tom Devitt, who joins after a season with Gateshead in the National League.

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Devitt, 23, is Lee Clark’s latest addition and he was over the moon to welcome the defender to Croft Park.

“I am delighted we got him because his previous club made a huge push to keep him. He is a young ambitious player and I believe with the reputation I have for developing young talent helped buy in to our project here.”

Devitt, who joined Gateshead last summer, joined from US side Lionbridge and made 20 appearances for the Tynesiders last season.

“I am really excited to get going,” said Devitt, “I know there has been a lot of ins and outs, but I genuinely cannot wait to get started.

“When someone with the pedigree of Lee gets in touch with you it is impossible to ignore. Everything he has said from the off really made me excited and want to come here.”


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