Gateshead release Nix, Mulligan & Moyes

20/12/2011, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead have decided not to renew the contracts of midfield man Kyle Nix, striker Gary Mulligan and central defender Ewan Moyes and the three players will become free agents on January 1st.

The trio's last game for the club will be in Wednesday's Central League reserve game at Bradford City.


Gary Mulligan

Gary Mulligan in action against Forest Green Rovers.


Former Republic of Ireland U.21 international Mulligan joined Gateshead for the start of the 2010/11 season following his release from Northampton Town.

The 26-year-old had his half season deal extended until the end of that campaign when he was given another six-month contract.

This season Mulligan has started just two games, the 1-3 defeat at Fleetwood Town and the 2-1 win at AFC Telford United.

His final game was last weekend when he replaced the injured Jon Shaw for the second half of the narrow defeat at leaders Wrexham.

In all the former Gillingham front man scored seven goals in 49 appearances for Gateshead.

Nix joined Gateshead in the summer following his release from Mansfield Town for whom his last game had been in the FA Trophy final at Wembley against Darlington.

The diminutive schemer, 26 next month, played 61 games for Bradford City during a two-year spell at Valley Parade before he linked up with Mansfield.

Nix, however, made just two starts in his five months at Gateshead.


Kyle Nix

Kyle Nix scores a penalty against Carlisle United in pre-season.


Moyes joined Gateshead in the summer following his release from Hibernian where he had come through the ranks.

The 21-year-old played just one game for Gateshead, the ill feated 1-4 home defeat against Wrexham at the start of October. 


Ewan Moyes

Ewan Moyes in pre-season action against Huddersfield Town.