Darlington left back Jordan Watson has completed a move back to former club Blyth Spartans.

Watson, a former Sunderland academy player, left the Croft Park club to join the Quakers during last pre-season.jordan watson bsafc

However, the form of Darlington left back Terry Galbraith has limited Watson’s opportunities in Martin Gray’s starting line-up.

This season he has only made ten appearances as Darlington push for a third consecutive promotion.

Now he will return to his former club, with Spartans currently sat eight points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

He was a key part of the Spartans side that made it to the Third Round of the FA Cup in 2014/15, making the left back position his own after joining the Croft Park club following his release from Premier League club Sunderland.

After making his debut in a 2-1 win at Halesowen Town in August 2014, Watson became a mainstay of the Spartans side over the next two seasons, winning the Northumberland Senior Cup and narrowly missing out on promotion into the National League North last season.

The former Northern Ireland U19 international will now hope to secure promotion with Spartans in his second spell with the club.

That could get underway when they head to Ilkeston in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League this weekend.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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