By Rory Mitchinson

WINGER Luke Hannant has agreed non-contract terms with Gateshead, becoming the fifteenth new recruit at the International Stadium this summer.

Signing - Luke Hannant

Hannant – formerly of Northern League Division Two side Team Northumbria – has spent the entire pre-season campaign on trial with the Tynesiders, and struck in last month’s 6-2 win at Dunston UTS.

Manager Neil Aspin said: “Luke can be dual-registered, so if he isn’t playing regularly for us, we could send him out to play elsewhere.

“He needs to keep training with us – and that’s what he’ll do – but he needs to be playing games at a higher level than he has done.

“He has trained really well – he has worked hard and he has a very good attitude.

“He has acquitted himself well since he has been here, and he deserves a chance.”

(Photography: Charlie Waugh)

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