Heed double deal with York

22/11/2012, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead secured a double loan deal with League Two club York City on the final day before the temporary transfer market closed down.

Experienced midfield man Lee Bullock has signed for another month after impressing during his first month on Tyneside.

York team-mate Liam Henderson will join Bullock at the International Stadium, both players signed until January 2nd.


Liam Henderson


Gateshead-born Henderson started his career at Watford where he made 21 appearances during a four year stay in Hertfordshire.

While at Vicarage Road he had loan spells at Hartlepool United, Colchester United, Aldershot Town and Rotherham United.

Henderson then signed a two year contract with York City in 2011 but has played only a handful of games for the Minstermen.

The 22-year-old striker had two loan spells at Forest Green Rovers last season and has recently been on loan at Conference North club Gainsborough Trinity.

"A big factor in bringing Henderson in is that he is a Gateshead lad and playing for his hometown club will hopefully galvanise him," said Gateshead boss Ian Bogie.

"It has never really happened for him at York but he has good attributes and we want to help him recapture and ignite the talent he has.

"He is still young and if he can get his confidence and belief back he will be a solid acquisition.

"He has played almost 50 games in the Football League and coming to Gateshead on loan is a great move which has excited him."

Bogie meanwhile believes former Bradford City, Cardiff City and Hartlepool midfielder Bullock will continue to blossom in his second month on Tyneside.

"Bullock has had a good impact so far and we'll get even more out of him next month as he hadn't been featuring at York and needed game time when he first joined us.

"He wins his battles in the air, reads the game well, is a good passer of the ball and has done well.

"He is a vastly experienced player and I'm delighted to have him on board for another month.

"It gives us extra competition in midfield, especially with Jamie Chandler back from injury, and it will keep everyone on their toes."


Lee Bullock