Conference club Gateshead are delighted to confirm that defender Nick Anderton has joined on a one-month loan deal from League One side Preston North End.
Anderton, 18, signed a professional contract with the Deepdale outfit in the summer, after spending time on loan at Chorley last season. He will be available for tomorrow’s trip to Aldershot Town.
Manager Gary Mills is hopeful the youngster can make an immediate impact on Tyneside: “He will be bring a bit of solidity to the back-four. He is someone who can defend. If the ball comes into the box, he’s going to defend that ball. I’m sick of saying it – we’ve conceded too many sloppy goals. It has to stop.
It needs to be addressed. Nick has trained with us yesterday and today, and he will be travelling with us to Aldershot tomorrow.”