South Shields FC is delighted to announce the signing of midfielders Andrew Brown and Kris Hughes.

Brown, 24, has joined the Mariners from Sunderland RCA, where he was a key member of the side.

The Sunderland-born player can play in defence or midfield, but is best-known for his performances in the centre of the park.

Winger Hughes, meanwhile, from South Shields, has much experience, and has signed for the Mariners from Whitley Bay.

Both players are available for today’s game against Birtley Town at Mariners Park.