Gateshead Release Seven

25/04/2013, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead manager Anth Smith has released seven players; four strikers, two defenders and a utility player.

The most high profile departure is former Oxford United and Stevenage forward Yemi Odubade who has spent the second half of the season on loan at Forest Green Rovers.

Odubade has spent the last two years at Gateshead but has been limited to 14 starts and ten appearances off the bench this season.


Yemi Odubade


Summer signings, Londoners Chris Bush and Glenn Wilson, are two more players not offered new contracts.

Bush played the first ten games of the 2012/13 campaign at either left-back or centre-back before he was sent off at Woking.

The 20-year-old did not feature in the second half of the season and had spells on loan at Lincoln City and Hereford United.

Wilson made only seven starts and four appearances off the bench after he joined Gateshead from Crawley Town and joined Salisbury City on loan in January.

Striker Nathan Fisher has spent the last three years at Gateshead and made 86 appearances, a significant amount off the bench.

Fisher, 23, has had his career at Gateshead blighted by injury and played 25 games this season, 14 of them off the bench.


Nathan Fisher


Gateshead-born front man Liam Henderson was initially brought to Gateshead on loan from York City by previous manager Ian Bogie in November.

New manager Anth Smith then gave the 24-year-old a permanent deal until the end of the season.

Henderson, who made 21 substitute appearances for Watford in the Championship earlier in his career, played 13 games for home town club Gateshead.

Seven of those were as a substitute and his only goal came in the 2-0 final day win over Ebbsfleet United.

Former Grimsby Town right-sided player Peter Bore joined Gateshead in January from Lincoln City and played ten games but has not had his contract renewed.

Young front man Ryan McGorrigan had two spells at Gateshead, first under Bogie and then Smith, but was limited to just two starts.

In between times the Newcastle United trainee played for Blyth Spartans in the Evo-Stik Premier League.

Left-back Paddy Boyle, meanwhile, has completed his two half season loans from Dunfermline Athletic and striker Ben Everson has gone back to parent club York City.


Paddy Boyle