Manager Graham Fenton will take part in the club’s second online question and answer session next week.

The event will take place on Tuesday with a start time of 7.30pm, with supporters to get their chance to put questions to Fenton over Zoom.

Club chief executive Lee Picton participated in a question and answer session with fans last month, with almost 100 logging onto the call while many more sent questions in advance via email.

There will again be the facility for supporters to do that ahead of the event on Tuesday. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please send an email with your queries to info@southshieldsfc.co.uk.

Questions can also be asked live on the night and supporters are asked to await the login information for the Zoom call, which will be published early next week.

If you missed the Q&A with Picton, you can catch up with the entire chat via YouTube:

Callum Ross has committed his long-term future to South Shields by signing a new contract.

The midfielder, who joined in January 2020 after a spell with USA-based Oklahoma City Energy, impressed in the early stages of the 2020-21 season after establishing himself in the side.

He and his team-mates were ultimately left frustrated when a second successive campaign was lost to the pandemic, but he is eager to get going again when things kick-off in 2021-22.

Ross, who also had successful stints at Charlotte Independence and Wingate University before returning to England and his native North East, said: “I’m really pleased to have signed a new deal with the club.

“The club had an option to extend my previous contract but offered me a longer-term one, and I’m proud the management wanted to keep me.

“It gives me that bit of extra security and now I’m just excited to get going again.

“I’m hugely grateful to the club and management for everything they’ve done for me so far and really want to repay their faith in the coming seasons.”

Prior to his move to America, Ross developed under the tutelage of Graham Fenton and Lee Picton in Monkseaton High School’s football academy.

The pair were instrumental in the 26-year-old’s initial move to 1st Cloud Arena, although Picton has since stepped away from first-team duties to take up a new role as the club’s chief executive.

Fenton, assisted by Jon Shaw and Brian Smith, will lead the Mariners into the new campaign.

Ross is confident he can find his best form again under the trio.

He added: “The vision and ambition of this club is exciting for any player and we all believe it is only heading in one direction.

“I’ve known Graham for a long time and I’ve got to know a lot of other people at the club really well now as well.

“Jon Shaw is one of those who I’ve built a good relationship with and he has been really open and honest with me, which I value massively. It’s the same with Graham and Brian.

“I trust the people that are here and hopefully we can kick on next season, which should be an exciting one with the work that is going on at the ground and hopefully we’ll have the fans back in big numbers.

“It was a no-brainer for me to stay because I’m really happy here and want to repay the faith that has been shown in me.”

South Shields manager Graham Fenton said: “We are delighted that Callum has committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract.

“He showed real class and quality in the games we were able to play last season as he fully settled into the squad.

“We are looking forward to seeing him back in a South Shields shirt as soon as possible.”

Another December day is upon us and with it, the penultimate installment of our SSFC Advent Calendar feature.

Throughout the first 24 days of the month we are attempting to spread a bit of festive cheer, and today’s feature is started with a video message from manager Graham Fenton, which can be found in the tweet below.

Over the first 24 days of December, you will be able to enter a range of competitions to win prizes courtesy of the club and several of its sponsors.

The latest item up for grabs is a season ticket for the 2021-22 campaign.

To enter this competition, supporters must wait until four questions have been asked, with the fourth to be published on Christmas Eve. Supporters will have until 9am the following day to submit all of their four answers together via email to info@southshieldsfc.co.uk.

The first question was: Which club did Lee Picton twice win the FA Vase with as a player?

The second question was: The tagline of SSFC Foundation is Creating Incredible what?

Today’s question is: Who scored our first league goal of this season?

Remember, don’t submit your answers until the fourth question has been published on Christmas Eve.

We’d like to thank club sponsor One More Than Two Brew for providing a special hamper for us to give away as part of our Advent Calendar. Congratulations to winner Andy Gardner and thank you to all who entered the competition.

We are also currently highlighting our sixth and final charity of the month, the If U Care Share Foundation.

The charity provides prevention, intervention training & support of those affected by suicide.

To find out more about the If U Care Share Foundation, click here. To make a donation, click here.

Over the month, donations have also been encouraged towards the club’s charitable Foundation, which works with hundreds of children each week and does such fantastic work within our community.

To support the Foundation with a donation, please click here.

Thank you for your continued support and keep an eye out for Day Twenty-Four tomorrow!