Darlington have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Josh Gillies from Gateshead.

Gillies joins the Quakers on a permanent deal and manager Martin Gray is delighted to have signed a player that he rates so highly.

Speaking to the club’s website he said “Josh has got plenty of experience for both gilliesGateshead and Carlisle United in the past.

“He is a major signing at this stage of the season, and has come highly recommended by several people. I rate him in the same calibre as Phil Turnbull, and I think he’s a player that will go back to playing at a higher level, hopefully with us.”

The early stages of Gillies’s career saw him represent the likes of Sunderland Nissan, Newcastle Blue Star and Blyth Spartans.

A move to Whitley Bay proved to be a success as he scored a goal and collected an FA Vase winners medal with the Seahorses in their 6-1 final hammering of Wroxham in 2010.

He then moved to Gateshead and was called up to the England ‘C’ squad before spells with Carlisle United and a loan switch to Cambridge United.

After being released by the Cumbrians he rejoined Gateshead at the start of last season but will now try his luck with Darlington as they look to carry on their success after promotion into the Vanarama National League North.

Source: www.darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk
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