By Dominic Scurr

FULL-BACK George Smith has signed for League One side Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee. 

George Smith (Dan Cooke)
George Smith (Dan Cooke)

The 20-year-old made 39 appearances for the Heed after arriving last summer from Barnsley. His only goal for the Tynesiders was a fine 25-yard strike in the 3-0 win over Southport at the International Stadium back in February 2017 – the only goal of his professional career to date.

And now the promising defender has made the move south to join up with a Cobblers side who will be looking to improve on their 16th place finish in the 2016/17 English third tier.

Gateshead Football Club would like to thank George for his services and wish him the very best for the future.