Gateshead have confirmed that JJ O’Donnell has signed a new one-year deal with the club.


The winger returned from a two and a half year injury lay-off after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis, a rare foot condition that effects the bones under the toes.

The condition could have ended a playing career that has seen O’Donnell play for the likes of Luton Town and Hyde United before he moved to Gateshead in 2014.

However, he make a remarkable recovery and played a part in the final four matches of the Heed’s 2016/17 season, picking up the man of the match award against Lincoln City in his first appearance at the International Stadium for over two years.

During his lay-off O’Donnell was handed a new role at Gateshead as he became the club’s kitman.

And the Heed confirmed that he has retained that role despite signing a playing contract.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily) Image: Gateshead FC

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