South Shields have announced the signing of Blair Adams.

The former Sunderland, Coventry City and Notts County left-back had been without a club since leaving Hartlepool United at the end of last season. He has trained and played for his hometown club throughout pre-season, and has now put pen to paper.

The 26-year-old, who can also play on the left side of midfield, has needed little introduction to life at Mariners Park, having regularly attended games over recent seasons, including the FA Vase final at Wembley in 2017.

Adams is excited about the challenge ahead with the Mariners.

He said: “I’m delighted to have signed. I’ve been here throughout pre-season and the two managers have been patient in allowing me to come in and get a feel of the place.

“The environment which is provided here made it an easy decision, really. The last couple of seasons have been quite tough for me and this is a club on the up.

“We’re in this division but want to be pushing higher and I want to be part of that.”

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