New Seaham Red Star boss busy with a signing spree

Mark Collingwood has been a busy man since taking the reins at Northern League First Division club Seaham Red Star for the second time.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 11:12 am
Mark Collingwood

Collingwood steered Star to promotion in 2015 but subsequently moved on to become joint manager at the now-defunct Jarrow Roofing.

The new Star boss takes over from Craig Lynch, who finished last season in control, has made a number of signings to bolster a squad which has lost Robbie Bird and Lee Chapman, among others, since a disappointing finish to last term.

Collingwood has tempted four former Roofing men – midfielders Paul Gardiner and Anthony Myers and defensive pair Darryll Donnelly and Dan Kirkup – to join him at Seaham.

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Midfielder Andy Johnston has signed up for a third season with Seaham, with Lee Hetherington also committing himself.

Washington striker Vinny Gash has moved south from the newly-relegated Nissan-based side, while a move for Mechanics defender Alex White fell through when he was approached to sign a one-year contract at Evo-Stik League side Whitby Town, signing for the Yorkshire club for a second time.