Gateshead FC First Team Squad - Forwards

Danny Johnson - Forward

Date of Birth:
28/02/1993 (age 22)
Previous Clubs:
Real Murcia B, Harrogate Town, Billingham Synthonia, Guisborough Town, Cardiff City, Tranmere Rovers (loan), Stevenage (loan)

Forward signed from Cardiff City.

 

James Marwood - Forward

Date of Birth:
21/05/1990 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Blyth Spartans, Team Northumbria, FC Halifax Town (loan), St. Mirren, Forest Green Rovers

Quick silver wide forward 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 he had brief spells at Blyth Spartans and 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 was instrumental in Gateshead reaching the Conference play-off final. After one season away at St. Mirren and Forest Green Rovers Marwood re-joined the club for the 2015/16 season. He has been capped twice by England C.

 

Ryan Bowman - Forward

Date of Birth:
30/11/1991 (age 23)
Previous Clubs:
Carlisle United, Workington (loan), Darlington, Hereford United, York City, Torquay United

Centre forward signed from Torquay United.

 

9. Jon Shaw - Forward

Date of Birth:
10/11/1983 (age 31)
Previous Clubs:
Sheffield Wednesday, York City (Loan), Burton Albion, Halifax Town, Rochdale, Crawley Town (Loan), Barrow (Loan), Mansfield Town, Luton Town
Sponsors:
Chris Wilson

Experienced striker Shaw linked up with Gateshead for the third time in the summer from Conference champions Luton Town. The former England C international began his career at hometown club Sheffield Wednesday, where he made 21 appearances, and he then played over a century of games for Burton Albion. After scoring 20 goals in 37 games for Halifax Town during 2007/8 a £50,000 move to Rochdale was secured. After loan spells at Crawley Town, Barrow and Gateshead Shaw joined Mansfield Town, and then Gateshead permanently in 2010. He had scored 56 goals in 96 games for The Heed when he signed for Luton on a two-year deal. Marked his 100th Gateshead appearance with a goal in the 3-0 win at Wrexham in August 2014.

 

17. Meechak Kanda - Forward

Date of Birth:
10/10/1995 (age 19)
Previous Clubs:
Birtley Town
Sponsors:
Dets

A teenage striker who has come through the Gateshead College youth system, Kanda featured for the first-team in pre-season and was named on the bench by manager Gary Mills for the 1-0 win at Altrincham in August.

 

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