Whitley have signed 21 year old striker Aidan Rutledge from Gateshead Leam Rangers. Manager Derek Forrest described his latest recruit as "a talented forward with an eye for goal." Rangers are joint leaders of the Wearside League and Rutledge has claimed 15 goals from 12 appearances this season. Whitley will be hoping that he can make the jump in league status as effectively as Mitchell Ramsay, who stepped up from the Northern Alliance earlier this season. Rutledge will be eligible for Saturday's game at home to Guisborough Town.
We would like to welcome Aidan to Whitley Bay and we hope he enjoys a successful time at Hillheads.