Defender Ben Clark joins Shields ahead of Chester-le-Street trip

Defender Ben Clark joins Shields ahead of Chester-le-Street trip

The club is delighted to announce the signing of Ben Clark after agreeing a dual registration deal with Gateshead for the defender.

The 33-year-old has extensive experience in the professional game with Sunderland, Hartlepool United and Gateshead.

He captained Gateshead between 2010 and this summer, captaining the club during some of the best years of its recent history, including its run to the Conference play-off final in 2014.

His playing days started with Sunderland, and he made 14 senior appearances for the Black Cats between 2000 and 2004.

Hartlepool was his next destination, and he represented Pools almost 200 times across six years before moving on to Gateshead.

Clark has spent six years with the Heed, making nearly 300 appearances, and is now ready to pull on the Shields shirt.

Clark could make his debut for the club in Saturday’s Northern League Division One match at Chester-le-Street Town.

Picture courtesy of Gateshead FC.