Picton positive as Shields prepare for pre-season opener against Hebburn
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Lee Picton says South Shields are feeling “massively refreshed and hungry” as they prepare to return to action on Tuesday. 1st Cloud Arena will host its first match in 158 days as the Mariners take on neighbours Hebburn Town in their opening pre-season friendly. The club greatly regrets that no supporters will be permitted into…

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Robert Briggs tells of determination after penning new deal
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Vice-captain Robert Briggs has reiterated his desire to win a fourth promotion with South Shields after extending his second spell with the club into a sixth season. Briggs is Shields’ longest-serving player, having rejoined from Spennymoor Town when the Mariners were a Northern League Division Two side in August 2015. Over the last five years…

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Fenton delighted to seal Daly capture
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Graham Fenton told of South Shields’ long-standing admiration of new boy Luke Daly after revealing the midfielder had snubbed interest from elsewhere to join the Mariners. Daly played twice against Shields last season for former club Droylsden, impressing on both occasions. His performances caught the eye of Fenton and fellow joint manager Lee Picton, and…

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