Gateshead have the sealed the signing of a third former Wrexham player in a week.

Former Dragons defender Jamal Fyfield has agreed a two-year deal at the International Stadium.

He follows former team mates Wes York and Manny Smith in making the switch from Wrexham to the International Stadium.gheadlogo

Able to play at left-back or centre-half, Fyfield was a regular for Gary Mills’ York City side during the 2011-12 campaign, the Minstermen sealing a return to the Football League after an eight-year exile.

Heed boss Neil Aspin told the club’s official website that Fyfield’s flexibility will prove a major asset throughout the coming season.

He said: “If I get the basis of the spine of the team in place – especially the back-four – I’ll feel a lot happier.

“I’d like to bring in six defenders, including two centre-halves who can play at full-back.

“I’d like to have six established players at this level. If we have an injury, there is a bit of flexibility there in terms of cover.

“Jamal is experienced, and he is left-footed – and there are not a lot of left-footed centre-halves.

“I also saw him play as a left-back for Welling, and he is comfortable in either position.

“He even played in midfield for York, but I do see him more as a defender – either as a left-sided centre-half or left-back.”


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