Central defender Ross Wilkinson has left Whitley Bay to join Consett.
Wilkinson signed for Whitley in the summer of 2016 and his commanding displays in the heart of defence together with scoring some crucial goals, made him a popular figure with Bay fans. He was named man of the match when captaining the side in his final Whitley game against Seaham last month.
Despite being sidelined with injury for several weeks earlier this season, he made a total of 68 appearances, scoring seven goals.
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