Ebac Northern League First Division club North Shields have announced that all of last season’s squad, apart from the already departed Bobby Taylor and Michael McKeown, have re-signed for the 2017/18 season.
Manager Brian Smith said: “I would like to thank the lads for putting the pen-to-paper and signing for the upcoming season. To keep the squad together from last year is a massive boost to the club.”
Smith has also looked to bolster his playing squad by adding four new players to the Robins playing staff.
John Parker re-joins the Robins from league rivals West Auckland Town.
The 29-year-old central defender, who left North Shields towards the back end of last season, has re-signed for the club where he was an FA Vase winner in 2015.
David Henderson has joined from West Allotment Celtic.
The 28-year-old central midfielder, who has previously played for Bedlington Terriers, joins North Shields for his second spell at the club.
Joe Robson joins from Vanarama National League side Gateshead.
The 18-year-old defender was on the fringes of the Gateshead first-team last season and was well established in the under-19 team which played in the Northern Alliance.
Kurtis Dodds also joins from National League side Gateshead.
The 18-year-old centre-back likes to play out from the back but is also strong and physical.
He previously played for Middlesbrough under-16’s.
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