Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tait Hoping to Make Gains after Spartans' Losses; BLUE SQUARE NORTH

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tait Hoping to Make Gains after Spartans' Losses; BLUE SQUARE NORTH

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Byline: JEFF BOWRON

MICK TAIT is hopeful the Blyth cull will stop at four as he prepares for the visit of rock-bottom Gainsborough Trinity to Croft Park tomorrow. Forced to offload players due to financial constraints, Tait has seen right-back Stephen Harrison join Spennymoor Town and young goalkeeper Sam Grieveson leave the club.

More are expected to follow, possibly before tomorrow's game, but Tait is optimistic that there won't be a mass exodus.

Tait said: "I have given the players a week to see if they want to get fixed up elsewhere and expect another two to leave the club.

"A few have spoken to other clubs with my permission, but no-one wants to leave Blyth Spartans so hopefully the damage will be limited to four.

"There is no way around the current situation and I would rather four players left to join other clubs than I was left with the difficult decision to select who goes as, apart from Robbie Dale, I brought them all to Blyth. …

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