Gateshead FC First Team Squad - Midfielders

Dean Briggs - Midfield

Date of Birth:
12/03/1996 (age 19)

Came through Gateshead College system. Represented England Schoolboys U18s last season. Played senior football for Ashington. Recently on trial at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

 

Josh Gillies - Midfield

Date of Birth:
12/06/1990 (age 25)
Previous Clubs:
Sunderland Nissan, Newcastle Blue Star, Blyth Spartans, Whitley Bay, Carlisle United, Cambridge United (loan)

A former Gateshead College youth player, Gillies originally signed for Gateshead during the 2010 close season after making 25 appearances for Blyth Spartans during the 2009/10 campaign. A late season move to Northern League Whitley Bay saw Gillies score the sixth and final goal in the FA Vase final at Wembley. The Wearsider was a regular and top scorer in 2012/13 for Gateshead also making his England C debut in a 2-1 victory in Belgium. The following season saw Josh move to Carlisle United which included an FA Trophy winning loan spell at Cambridge United.

 

4. Jamie Chandler - Midfield

Date of Birth:
24/03/1989 (age 26)
Previous Clubs:
Sunderland, Darlington
Sponsors:
Neil Smith

Signed in January 2012 from Darlington for a four figure fee, Chandler, Gateshead's vice-captain, was capped by England at various youth levels. He 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. A box-to-box player, Chandler has made over 100 appearances for Gateshead and scored nine goals last season.

 

12. Rob Ramshaw - Midfield

Date of Birth:
12/11/1993 (age 21)
Previous Clubs:
Darlington
Sponsors:
Liz Cartledge

A product of Darlington's youth system Ramshaw 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. He made his Conference debut for Gateshead in the early part of last season and scored on his first home start against Dartford. Had a spell on loan at Darlington in February and scored five goals for Gateshead last season.

 

25. Matty Pattison - Midfield

Date of Birth:
27/10/1986 (age 28)
Previous Clubs:
Newcastle United, Norwich City, Mamelodi Sundowns, Engen Santos, Bidvest Wits

Midfielder signed from South African Premier Soccer League team Bidvest Wits.

 

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