First Team Squad

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Coaching Staff
Gary Mills
 Gary Mills
Sponsors:
Darren Caskey
 Darren Caskey
Sponsors:

Gary Mills - Manager

Date of Birth:
11/11/1961 (age 52)
Previous Clubs:
Grantham Town, King's Lynn, Tamworth, Notts County, Alfreton Town, York City

Mills was installed as Gateshead manager in September, six games into the 2013/14 season. As a player he was capped by England at three different levels, including U.21, and was a European Cup winner at Nottingham Forest. The midfielder made almost 250 appearances during five years at Leicester City, had two spells at Notts County and also played for Derby County. His first managerial post was at Grantham Town and he has also managed Notts County, King's Lynn, Tamworth, twice, Alfreton Town and York City. Mills, 52, won the Conference North title with Tamworth in 2009 and won the 2012 FA Trophy final and Conference play-off final, both at Wembley, on consecutive weekends in his first full season at York.

 

Darren Caskey - Assistant Manager

Date of Birth:
21/08/1974 (age 39)
Previous Clubs:
Tottenham Hotspur, Watford (loan), Reading, Notts County, Bristol City, Hornchurch, Peterborough United, Bath City, Havant & Waterlooville, Virginia Beach Mariners, Rushden & Diamonds, Kettering Town, Halesowen Town, Ilkeston

Assistant Manager

Caskey was appointed assistant-manager at Gateshead in September, moving from Ilkeston FC where he held the same post. His playing career started at Tottenham and while at White Hart Lane he captained England to victory in the Under-18 European Championships in 1993. After four years at Spurs Basildon-born Caskey moved to Reading for £700,000 and made 225 appearances for the royals before moving on to Notts County where he played a century of games, a number under then County boss Gary Mills.

 
Goalkeepers
Adam Bartlett1
 Adam Bartlett
Sponsors:
  • Chris Wilson
Alex Baird13
 Alex Baird
Sponsors:

1. Adam Bartlett - Goalkeeper

Date of Birth:
27/02/1986 (age 28)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Blyth Spartans, Kidderminster Harriers, Cambridge United (loan), Hereford United
Sponsors:
Chris Wilson

Tynesider Bartlett spent three years at Blyth Spartans following his release from Newcastle United and gained the first of his five England C caps while at Croft Park. He was then an ever-present for Kidderminster Harriers in 2008/9 where he was named Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. He also played for Cambridge United in the play-off final at Wembley at the end of that campaign. Bartlett then spent three years in the Football League with Hereford United playing 121 games before joining Gateshead where he was an ever-present in 2012/13.

 

13. Alex Baird - Goalkeeper

Date of Birth:
14/01/1994 (age 20)
Previous Clubs:
Derby County, Newcastle United, Dundee, Stockport Sports

Young Australian goalkeeper Baird signed for Gateshead in October. He began his youth career at Derby County and then joined the Newcastle United academy. Following his release from the Magpies the teenager crossed the border to link up with SPL outfit Dundee where he spent the 2012/13 campaign. Returning to England he played briefly for North West Counties League side Stockport Sports this season before he returned to the professional game with Gateshead.

 
Defenders
Carl Magnay2
 Carl Magnay
Sponsors:
  • First Class Commercials
Luke O'Brien3
 Luke O'Brien
Sponsors:
  • GFC Supporters Club

2. Carl Magnay - Defence

Date of Birth:
20/01/1989 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Chelsea, MK Dons (loan), Northampton Town (loan)
Sponsors:
First Class Commercials

Gateshead clinched the signing of Magnay in January 2012. The Gateshead-born defender had spent four and a half years at Premier League giants Chelsea during which time he captained the Blues reserve side. While at Stamford Bridge the Northern Ireland U.21 international had loan spells at Milton Keynes Dons and Northampton Town. Originally at Leeds United Academy Magnay's one international cap came against Portugal in August 2009.

 

3. Luke O'Brien - Defence

Date of Birth:
11/09/1988 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Bradford City, Exeter City, Oxford United
Sponsors:
GFC Supporters Club

Left-back O'Brien joined Gateshead in the summer having played for Oxford United in League Two last season. The Yorkshireman originally spent five years at Bradford City where he won five end of season awards in 2008/9 including Player of the Year. A Bantams regular for three years he played 149 games before he spent half a season at Exeter City in League One. O'Brien then played 18 games for Oxford in 2012/13 before moving into non-league football for the first time with Gateshead.

 
James Curtis5
 James Curtis
Sponsors:
  • Bensham Washeteria
Ben Clark6
 Ben Clark
Sponsors:
  • Lee Cook
  • Stirling Taxis

5. James Curtis - Defence

Date of Birth:
13/04/1982 (age 32)
Previous Clubs:
Kennek Ryhope, Washington
Sponsors:
Bensham Washeteria

The longest serving player at the club Curtis joined Gateshead in the summer of 2003 from Northern League side Washington, after he had started his career at Kennek Ryhope. The towering central defender is a firm fans favourite whose impressive performances have brought three Player of the Year awards. The Wearsider has remained loyal to Gateshead and has made over 450 appearances having spent a decade at the club. Curtis has played in four different leagues for Gateshead and was granted a Testimonial Year.

 

6. Ben Clark - Defence

Date of Birth:
23/01/1983 (age 31)
Previous Clubs:
Manchester United, Sunderland, Hartlepool United
Sponsors:
Lee Cook
Stirling Taxis

Former England Youth international Clark was a major signing for Gateshead in 2010 from League One club Hartlepool United where he made 181 appearances in six years. Originally with Sunderland the central defender played 14 games for the Black Cats before he joined Hartlepool in 2004. Clark captained England at five youth levels including under 20. Club captain at Gateshead, he was named Player of the Year in his first season on Tyneside and is now in his fourth year at the club.

 
Joe Tait15
 Joe Tait
Sponsors:
  • DAVMAR Work Wear
Craig Baxter16
 Craig Baxter
Sponsors:
  • Tony Carter

15. Joe Tait - Defence

Status:
On loan
Date of Birth:
04/02/1990 (age 24)
Previous Clubs:
Hartlepool United, Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders, Baton Rouge Capitals, Dayton Dutch Lions, Philadelphia Union, Darlington 1883
Sponsors:
DAVMAR Work Wear

On-loan to Darlington.

Former Hartlepool United product Tait joined Gateshead in the close season from Northern League champions Darlington. The Teessider spent three years as a teenager at Hartlepool United where he captained the club's reserve side. The central defender then went to America to play college football and was on the books of MLS side Philadelphia Union having also played professionally for Dayton Dutch Lions.Tait was named USL Premier Development League Defender of the Year in 2010 while playing for Baton Rouge.

 

16. Craig Baxter - Defence

Date of Birth:
27/09/1986 (age 27)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Bedlington Terriers
Sponsors:
Tony Carter

Attacking right-back Baxter rejoined Gateshead in the summer after a year with Northern League club Bedlington Terriers. The former Newcastle United trainee had previously racked up 269 appearances in six years for Gateshead after he signed for the club in 2006, including the back-to-back promotion campaigns. Also able to cover at left-back Baxter was re-signed by current Gateshead manager Anth Smith having been released by previous boss Ian Bogie.

 
Jordan Holt27
 Jordan Holt
Sponsors:
  • Tolent

27. Jordan Holt - Defence

Date of Birth:
04/05/1994 (age 19)
Previous Clubs:
Hull City, St. Mirren, East Stirling (loan), Notts County
Sponsors:
Tolent

Gateshead signed teenage left-sided defender Holt just before the close of the January transfer window from League One club Notts County. Wales U.16 and U.19 international Holt joined County in the summer and made two appearances, against Oldham Athletic and Coventry City. Originally at Hull City he joined Scottish outfit St.Mirren in summer 2012 and played nine games on loan at East Sterling last season, scoring two goals. Holt rejected a contract extension at Notts County to join Gateshead.

 
Midfielders
Jamie Chandler4
 Jamie Chandler
Sponsors:
  • Jack McGuinness
Phil Turnbull8
 Phil Turnbull
Sponsors:
  • Ian, Andrew & Karl McInnes

4. Jamie Chandler - Midfield

Date of Birth:
24/03/1989 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Sunderland, Darlington
Sponsors:
Jack McGuinness

Signed in January 2012 from Darlington for a four figure fee, Chandler, Gateshead's vice-captain, was capped by England at various youth levels. The central midfield man joined Darlington at the start of the 2010/11 campaign after a spell on loan from Sunderland the previous season. The energetic schemer played over 70 games for the Quakers and was named Man of the Match in the 2011 FA Trophy final win over Mansfield Town at Wembley. Played 39 games for Gateshead last season.

 

8. Phil Turnbull - Midfield

Date of Birth:
07/01/1987 (age 27)
Previous Clubs:
Hartlepool United, Gateshead (Loan), Blyth Spartans (Loan), York City
Sponsors:
Ian, Andrew & Karl McInnes

Turnbull joined Gateshead for a second spell in February 2008 when he signed on loan from York City, the deal made permanent in March that year. He had previously played five games on loan for Gateshead during the 2005/2006 season from Hartlepool United. After leaving Victoria Park the playmaker moved on to then Conference Premier club York where injury hampered his progress. The skilful central midfield player has been a regular in the Gateshead engine room for the past five seasons and has played over 300 games for the club.

 
Micky Cummins11
 Micky Cummins
Sponsors:
  • Hegarty's Estate Agents
Josh Walker17
 Josh Walker
Sponsors:
  • Weardale Motor Services

11. Micky Cummins - Midfield

Date of Birth:
01/06/1978 (age 35)
Previous Clubs:
Middlesbrough, Port Vale, Darlington, Rotherham United, Grimsby Town
Sponsors:
Hegarty's Estate Agents

Former Republic of Ireland U.21 international Cummins signed for Gateshead from Conference rivals Grimsby Town in the summer of 2011. The midfielder racked up 287 games for Port Vale during a six year stay in the Potteries having began his career at Middlesbrough where he made two Premier League appearances. After leaving Port Vale, where he played in the 2001 LDV Vans final win over Brentford at the Millennium Stadium, Cummins had two year spells at both Darlington and Rotherham before he linked up with Grimsby and then Gateshead for whom he scored 12 goals in his first season and has made over 100 appearances.

 

17. Josh Walker - Midfield

Date of Birth:
21/02/1989 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Middlesbrough, Bournemouth (loan), Aberdeen (loan), Northampton Town (loan), Rotherham United (loan), Watford, Stevenage (loan), Scunthorpe United
Sponsors:
Weardale Motor Services

Former England U.20 World Cup captain Walker played 26 games for League One club Scunthorpe United last season after starting his career at Middlesbrough. Tynesider Walker played 13 games for Boro, most of them in the Premier League where he made his debut at the age of 17. Scored for Aberdeen in an UEFA Cup tie against Bayern Munich and had other loan spells at Bournemouth, Northampton and Rotherham. After two years at Watford and further loans at Stevenage, Northampton and Scunthorpe he joined the latter in 2012 and then Gateshead a year later.

 
James Marwood18
 James Marwood
Sponsors:
  • Angie Dinning
Rob Ramshaw21
 Rob Ramshaw
Sponsors:
  • Chris Wilson

18. James Marwood - Midfield

Date of Birth:
21/05/1990 (age 23)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Blyth Spartans, Team Northumbria, FC Halifax Town (loan)
Sponsors:
Angie Dinning

Quick silver attacking midfield man Marwood came through the ranks at Newcastle United and is the son of former Arsenal, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday winger Brian Marwood. After his release from Newcastle Marwood junior had brief spells at Blyth Spartans and Northern League club Team Northumbria before he linked up with Gateshead in the summer of 2010. He had a loan spell at FC Halifax Town in 2011/12 and has played over 100 games for Gateshead.

 

21. Rob Ramshaw - Midfield

Date of Birth:
12/11/1993 (age 20)
Previous Clubs:
Darlington
Sponsors:
Chris Wilson

A product of Darlington's youth system who joined Gateshead in the summer of 2012 after two years with the Quakers. The central midfield player made 11 Conference Premier appearances in the second half of the 2011/12 season for Darlington, seven off the bench, and played the full 90 minutes in the Quakers 2-2 draw with York City at the Darlington Arena. He made his Conference debut for Gateshead earlier this season and scored on his first home start against Dartford. Had a loan spell at Darlington in February.

 
Marcus Maddison25
 Marcus Maddison
Sponsors:
  • John Winspear
John Oster29
 John Oster
Sponsors:
  • Sharron Cook
  • Stirling Taxis

25. Marcus Maddison - Midfield

Date of Birth:
26/09/1993 (age 20)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Blyth Spartans (loan), St. Johnstone
Sponsors:
John Winspear

Maddison learnt his trade at Premier League club Newcastle United where he came through the ranks. Released by the Magpies in 2013 the wide man has pace to burn and an explosive shot. The youngster had a brief loan spell at Evo-Stik NPL club Blyth Spartans last season and finished the 2012/13 campaign over the border at Scottish Premiership club St. Johnstone.

 

29. John Oster - Midfield

Date of Birth:
08/12/1978 (age 35)
Previous Clubs:
Grimsby Town, Everton, Sunderland, Barnsley (loan), Leeds United (loan), Burnley, Reading, Crystal Palace, Doncaster Rovers, Barnet
Sponsors:
Sharron Cook
Stirling Taxis

Creative midfield man Oster was capped 13 times by Wales and was twice involved in £1m plus transfers, from Grimsby Town to Everton and from the Toffees to Sunderland. Oster joined Gateshead in September after playing 28 games for Barnet in League Two last season and has also played for Burnley, Reading, Crystal Palace and Doncaster Rovers. He has also had loan spells at Barnsley, Grimsby Town and Leeds United in a long career of over 500 appearances in the professional game.

 
JJ O'Donnell38
 JJ O'Donnell
Sponsors:

38. JJ O'Donnell - Midfield

Status:
On loan
Date of Birth:
29/10/1991 (age 22)
Previous Clubs:
St Albans City, Luton Town, Thurrock (loan), Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan), Hyde (loan)

Left-sided player O'Donnell, signed for Gateshead on loan in January from Luton Town and made his debut at Grimsby Town. He joined Luton from St. Albans City in January 2010 and has made 38 appearances, including 25 starts, for the Hatters. After loan spells at Thurrock and Hampton & Richmond in 2011/12, he signed a new three-year contract at Kenilworth Road in the summer of 2012. O'Donnell played five games on loan at Conference basement club Hyde before joining Gateshead.

 
Forwards
Colin Larkin7
 Colin Larkin
Sponsors:
  • GFC Supporters Club
Liam Hatch9
 Liam Hatch
Sponsors:
  • Michael Hood

7. Colin Larkin - Forward

Date of Birth:
27/04/1982 (age 31)
Previous Clubs:
Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kidderminster Harriers (loan), Mansfield Town, Chesterfield, Northampton Town, Hartlepool United, Lincoln City, Harrogate Town
Sponsors:
GFC Supporters Club

Larkin joined Gateshead in the summer having played for Lincoln City and Harrogate Town last season. The Irishman began his career at Wolves, a £125,000 fee taking him to Mansfield Town where he spent three years. The next two seasons were in League One with Chesterfield where he played 90 games before he moved on to Northampton Town. Larkin played 63 games for the Cobblers during another two-year stay before he joined Hartlepool United in 2009 for a three year spell.

 

9. Liam Hatch - Forward

Date of Birth:
03/04/1982 (age 32)
Previous Clubs:
Ramsgate, Herne Bay, Gravesend & Northfleet, Barnet, Peterborough United, Luton Town (loan), Darlington
Sponsors:
Michael Hood

Experienced front man Hatch joined Gateshead from Darlington during the 2012 January transfer window for a four figure fee. His career began in non-league football with Ramsgate, Herne Bay, and Gravesend & Northfleet. Hatch joined Barnet for £23,000 in 2003 and after 158 games and 28 goals joined Peterborough United for £150,000. Two loan spells at Darlington were followed by another at Luton Town. He then joined Darlington on a permanent basis and played 90 games for the Quakers before joining Gateshead.

 
Richard Brodie10
 Richard Brodie
Sponsors:
  • James Goldsborough
Adam Boyes12
 Adam Boyes
Sponsors:
  • Tony Carter

10. Richard Brodie - Forward

Status:
On loan
Date of Birth:
08/07/1987 (age 26)
Previous Clubs:
Whickham, Newcastle Benfield, York City, Barrow (loan), Crawley Town, Fleetwood Town (loan), Morecambe (loan), Grimsby Town (loan), Hereford United (loan)
Sponsors:
James Goldsborough

On-loan to Southport.

Brodie joined hometown club Gateshead in the summer from League One outfit Crawley Town. Initially with Northern League clubs Whickham and Newcastle Benfield Brodie scored 69 goals in 165 games during three and a half years at York City. A joint winner of the Conference Golden Boot in 2009/10 a £275,000 fee took him to Crawley.Two consecutive Conference Premier winners medals were won, at Crawley and on a season long loan at Fleetwood. England C international Brodie, who has played in three Wembley finals, had further loan spells at Morecambe and Grimsby Town last season.

 

12. Adam Boyes - Forward

Status:
On loan
Date of Birth:
01/11/1990 (age 23)
Previous Clubs:
York City, Scunthorpe United, Kidderminster Harriers (loan), Boston United, Barrow
Sponsors:
Tony Carter

On-loan to Guiseley

Gateshead signed England C international Boyes in the close season from Barrow after he scored an impressive 40 goals in 99 games during a two-year spell at Holker Street. The striker first made his name at York City for whom he played in the 2009 FA Trophy final. He was then signed by Scunthorpe United for an initial £75,000 fee. After loan spells back at York and at Kidderminster Harriers Boyes played briefly for Boston United before he joined Barrow and then Gateshead in 2013.

 
James Brown14
 James Brown
Sponsors:
  • Alyson Welsh
Jack Lester19
 Jack Lester
Sponsors:

14. James Brown - Forward

Date of Birth:
03/01/1987 (age 27)
Previous Clubs:
Hartlepool United
Sponsors:
Alyson Welsh

Talented front runner Brown joined Gateshead in the 2012 close season from League One neighbours Hartlepool United where he had spent the last seven years. His promising career at Victoria Park was hampered by cruciate knee injuries in 2005 and 2008. The Northumbrian made 200 appearances for Hartlepool scoring 37 goals. Missed most of the first half of last season due to injury but went on to play 31 games for Gateshead in 2012/13.

 

19. Jack Lester - Forward

Date of Birth:
08/10/1975 (age 38)
Previous Clubs:
Grimsby Town, Doncaster Rovers (loan), Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Chesterfield

Gateshead brought veteran striker Lester out of retirement in February. The Yorkshireman retired at the end of last season after scoring 92 goals in 210 games for Chesterfield and has played over 550 games in the Football League. After six years at Grimsby Town he was transferred for £300,000 to Nottingham Forest, where he had two spells and played 185 games, with half a century of games at Sheffield United sandwiched in between. Lester scored 11 goals in 38 appearances last season for Chesterfield, with whom he won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley in 2012.

 
Callum Patton23
 Callum Patton
Sponsors:
Ryan Noble35
 Ryan Noble
Sponsors:

23. Callum Patton - Forward

Status:
On loan
Date of Birth:
11/10/1993 (age 20)
Previous Clubs:
West Auckland Town (loan)

Front man Patton had two year spells as a youngster at Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and Darlington. Played for Chester-le-Street Town in the Northern League in 2011/12 and is an England Colleges international who gained caps against Wales, Scotland and Australia and also went on tour to Estonia. Yet to make his senior bow Patton is currently on loan at Northern League club Sunderland RCA.

 

35. Ryan Noble - Forward

Date of Birth:
06/11/1991 (age 22)
Previous Clubs:
Sunderland, Watford (loan), Derby County (loan), Hartlepool United (loan), Burnley

Noble signed for Gateshead in January after spending the first half of the season at Championship club Burnley. The front man made six appearances for hometown club Sunderland, including five in the Premier League, and had loan spells at Watford, Derby County and Hartlepool United. Noble, capped by England at U.17 and U.19 level, played three Championship games for Derby and 19 games in League One during two loan periods at Hartlepool.

 

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