Gavin is a familiar face to regular Northern League watchers, having been a constant source of goals wherever he has been.
He moved to South Shields in the summer of 2016 after a hugely successful spell with Spennymoor Town, where he established himself as a club legend.
The forward scored the opening goal in their 2-1 FA Vase final victory over Tunbridge Wells at Wembley in 2013, and did the same in their Evo-Stik Division One North play-off final victory over Northwich Victoria three years later.
Pacy Gavin will be hoping to create new memories with Shields as he aims to have a similar impact at Mariners Park.
'Titch' was part of the Spennymoor side which won promotion from the Northern League in 2014, and set his sights on another title at Shields after joining the club in 2016.