Gateshead defender Nathan Buddle is close to completing a return to former club Blyth Spartans, with a twenty eight day loan agreed between the two North East clubs.
Buddle initially joined Spartans in July 2013 after his release from Hartlepool United and went on to become a key figure in the Croft Park outfit’s run to the Third Round of the FA Cup last season.
His form earned him a move to SkyBet League Two club Carlisle United last season and he was offered a new contract by Cumbrians boss Keith Curle in the summer.
However, he chose to move to Gateshead but has found playing time hard to come by under both former manager Malcolm Crosby and current boss Neil Aspin.
That has led to his loan move back to his former club and Spartans boss told the club website how delighted he was to have Buddle back.
“It’s great to have Nathan back at Croft Park. We’ve looked a bit frail at the back against free kicks and corners recently. Nathan’s a big lad and can help us in that respect.
“Danny Parker will be missing for the trip to Halesowen at the weekend and although Dillon Morse has done exceptionally well in defence he is not a dominating centre half like Nathan.
“Nathan knows the club and he jumped at the chance to come to us over another club which was in for him”
Source: Blyth Spartans AFC