Whickham have signed midfielder Mark Doninger.
Doninger, 30, is a product of the Newcastle United academy and has played in Ireland, Australia, Iceland and Norway.
Manager Matty Pattison played with Doninger at Newcastle and believes the midfielder is a great signing for the club.
“I know Mark well, I played with him when I was younger,” Pattison said. “I know the quality that he has got, so he’s a player who you can bring in and you know he’s going to make a difference.
“You know he can get a goal. He’s always a threat and is very good on the ball.”