VIDEO: Julio speaks

By Daniel Prince

Julio Arca says his competitiveness remains as strong as ever after agreeing to join South Shields.

The former Sunderland and Middlesbrough midfielder will be at Saturday’s game against Easington Colliery ahead of a potential debut against Stokesley Sports Club next Saturday at Mariners Park.

In the video above, Arca speaks at length about his move to Shields, what he wants to achieve at the club and his hopes that attendances will rise even further.

He also discusses his first thoughts on the “family club”, and praises stalwarts such as Gerry O’Reilly and Richard Bailey, who he met at Mariners Park on Friday.