Gateshead sign Matt Hocking

Gateshead have added experienced former Hull City, Boston United and York City central defender Matt Hocking to their squad.

The 30 year old, who made 57 appearances for Hull, made his debut off the bench in Sunday's 3-0 win over Alfreton Town at the International Stadium.

Hocking's last port of call was Southport where he was a regular, and impressive performer, in the Seasiders Conference side.

"Matt Hocking is a player with a good pedigree," said Gateshead manager Ian Bogie, "he will be a great addition to the squad and I'm delighted to have captured his signature."

Jeff Bowron