Into his fifth season as South Shields’ goalkeeping coach, Phil Naisbett is highly-respected in the game and has built a strong rapport with each goalkeeper he has worked with in his time at the club.

A former professional goalkeeper, he started his playing career at Sunderland and also played for the likes of Scarborough.

Popular George McLaughlin first joined as physio during the club’s time in Peterlee, and moved into the role of kitman after Andrew Morris returned for his second spell.

He is a jovial presence in the camp who has a connection with players, staff and fans alike.