Whickham FC sign striker Mark Fitzpatrick

Whickham FC are delighted to reveal the signing of former Dunston UTS striker Mark Fitzpatrick.

The forward rejoins the Lang Jacks after spending three seasons with the club’s local rivals.

Fitzpatrick joined Dunston after an initial spell with at Whickham, playing in Northern League Division Two with the Lang Jacks, a season before they were promoted to the top division.

His other former sides also include Ryton & Crawcrook Albion and Tow Law Town.

Fitzpatrick won Northern League player of the season during a season where Dunston won the Northern League Division One and was known for his goalscoring as he became a part of a formidable partnership with Scott Heslop.

In the same season he picked up a hat-trick of awards at the end of the season ceremony by winning BBC Newcastle Radio player of the year and was also the league’s top goalscorer as UTS were promoted.

Mutiple accounts on Twitter were excited for the Lang Jacks with many stating about what a ‘cracking signing’ he is for the club.

Mark said: “I’m just glad to get started again because I haven’t had the start that I wanted so I’m just buzzing to get playing on Wednesday against Thornaby.”

When asked about joining Whickham again from the Blues.

He said: “To me it feels even better because I’ve been here before and I’ve been let go so I feel like I’ve got to prove myself again and I want to prove myself to everyone that I can still play at this level.”

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