Cat onto his next life!

Veteran goalkeeper Simon ‘Cat’ Parkin has returned to South Shields for another spell.

The 41-year-old is available for tomorrow’s Durham Challenge Cup tie at Peterlee against Easington Colliery.

‘Cat’ has made 74 appearances for Shields over his numerous spells, and even has a goal to his name.

Parkin has recorded 16 clean sheets so far for the Mariners, and played four times for the club last season.

Welcome back, Cat!