Joao Gomes to miss start of season
South Shields forward Joao Gomes has been ruled out for the start of the season as he prepares to undergo knee surgery.
Gomes – who signed his first senior contract with the club this summer – experienced pain in his knee during pre-season and after a scan, it was decided that an operation would be the best course of action with the player’s long-term fitness in mind.
The 18-year-old is set to go under the knife this month, with his potential return to match action pencilled in for November.
We wish Joao all the very best with his recovery programme with club physiotherapist Andrew Morris.