Whickham are delighted to announce the signing of forward Scott McCarthy from North Shields.

McCarthy links back up with former manager Mark Convery, who he spent time with at Newcastle Benfield. The forward, who made 23 appearances for the Robins, can play in a number of positions and will provide a potent threat going forward.

The striker, who started his career with the Middlesbrough Academy, has previous Northern League experience with Bishop Auckland and then Benfield.

Speaking of his new signing, Convery said: “We are delighted to sign Scott. I had him at Benfield with me and he is a dangerous player in the final third of the pitch.

“We would also like thank North Shields for their cooperation during the transfer of Scott.”

McCarthy goes straight into the squad for tonight’s game against Sunderland RCA.

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