Farman back at Gateshead

02/01/2012, by Jeff Bowron

Goalkeeper Paul Farman is back at Gateshead following his successful loan spell at fellow Conference club Lincoln City.

Farman played eight games for the Imps, kept two clean sheets and picked up one yellow card.

His last appearance was in the 2-1 Boxing Day derby defeat against Grimsby Town in front of a 5,506 Sincil Bank crowd.

The 22-year-old missed the return game on New Years Day after picking up an abductor strain against the Mariners and instead took in Gateshead's 1-0 win at Darlington.


Paul Farman


"I went to Lincoln City to play games and did that," said Farman "hopefully I've been called back so that I can do the same at Gateshead.

"The gaffer at Lincoln was pleased with me and I enjoyed my time there but I'll now be fighting for my first team spot at Gateshead with Tim Deasy.

"It is healthy competition with Tim which brings the best out of both of us but I want to get back to being number one at Gateshead.

"One mistake in one game at Luton Town cost me my place but that's what happens with goalkeepers and you've just got to get on with it

"Lincoln boss David Holdsworth rated me highly and, as far as I know, so did the fans so it has been a worthwhile experience going out on loan.

Farman has played 16 games for Gateshead this season and 66 in total and his return will see teenage keeper Jak Alnwick go back to parent club Newcastle United.

Alnwick played nine games during his loan spell at the International Stadium keeping clean sheets in the FA Cup wins over Hebburn Town and Blyth Spartans.

The contract of midfielder Kyle Nix, one of three players released by manager Ian Bogie, meanwhile expires on January 24th.