Ex-Newcastle United duo sign new deals at Gateshead

Former Newcastle United duo Greg Olley and Alex Nicholson have committed to Gateshead for the 2020-21 season.

Friday, 29th May 2020, 3:09 pm
Gateshead boss Mike Williamson has seen two players commit their futures.

The former Magpies academy duo joined team-mates Jordan Preston and Sam Guthrie in confirming that they will extend their time at the International Stadium into next season.

Olley joined Gateshead in the summer of 2018 after being released by Hull City and has gone on to establish himself as a real fans favourite during his two years with the Tynesiders.

The classy midfielder also won international recognition for his on-field performances after being handed an England C call-up in March 2019.

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The 24-year-old continued to impress as the Heed looked to make an immediate return to the National League before the coronavirus epidemic curtailed the season in March.

Nicholson moved to Gateshead last summer after a spell with National League North rivals Blyth Spartans.

The former Wales youth international put in a solid first season at the International Stadium and looks set to be a key part of Mike Williamson’s plans next season.

Forward Preston returned to Gateshead for a second spell last summer and went on to score eight goals and provide six assists for Williamson’s side.

Goalkeeper Guthrie also joined the Heed last summer after impressing during a trial period and made three appearances as he provided able back-up for on-loan Middlesbrough stopper Brad James throughout the season.

All football has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.