South Shields Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of defender John Grey from cross-river neighbours North Shields.

John played the full 120 minutes at Wembley in May as the Robins won the FA Vase, making a crucial last-ditch tackle in helping his side triumph 2-1 after extra-time.

The 22-year-old had two spells at Daren Persson Stadium, making 149 appearances and scoring six goals.

His arrival at Mariners Park further strengthens the Shields squad ahead of what looks set to be a busy end to the season.

Everyone at South Shields FC would like to welcome John to the club and wish him all the best for his future with the Mariners.