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Spartans Recruit Garrity and Tobin

Evo-Stik League Premier Division club Blyth Spartans have signed youngster Adam Garrity from Championship side Middlesbrough.

The forward (pictured) comes to Blyth having been released from the Riverside earlier in the summer.

And the 18-year-old is honoured to be joining the ranks at Croft Park.

He said: "I've heard a lot about the club, so I'm happy to be here. Blyth came highly recommended to me and I'm glad they wanted me.

"It's a privilege to be asked to sign for this club."

Garrity - who has also had a spell at Hartlepool United - is also looking forward to testing himself in a more physical league this season.

He said: "The league's a good standard and it's a tough one to be in, so I'm relishing the challenge. Hopefully, I can fit in and do well."

Manager Tom Wade believes the youngster can flourish at Spartans and is hoping Garrity can assert himself at the club.

Wade said: "Adam was a childhood star and he's still only 18. Middlesbrough paid a fee for him when he was 16, but he's just lost his way a little bit.

"He's a big lad. He's 6′ 4″ and he's built like the proverbial brick toilet.

"He's a one to develop as the season goes. If we can get him fit and on the pitch on a regular basis, he's a monster of a player."

Meanwhile, defender Stephen Tobin has registered for Blyth Spartans.

The 29-year-old centre-back signs from Ebac Northern League side Bishop Auckland, becoming yet another acquisition to link up with Assistant Manager Colin Myers at Croft Park.



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