Four Signings in Four Days for Terriers
By Andrew McDonnell
Liam Hudson in action earlier this season for Bedlington
It has been a ground-breaking week for Bedlington Terriers as they have managed to capture the signatures of four highly-rated Northern League players.
A trio of signings were announced last Friday with former player Paul King coming back along with Seaham Red Star forward Tony Stephenson and Jarrow Roofing defender Jack Errington.
Liam Hudson, who left to join Whitley Bay in September, announced his return to the club and is hoping to stamp his authority straight away, while helping the Terriers maintain their division one status.
Hudson said: “It feels really good to be back, I left on good terms with Andy Ferrell and he said that if it doesn’t work out I was always welcome back to the club.
“When I signed for Whitley Bay it sounded promising, but game time was very limited, so when I got the phone call off fez it was a no brainer to come back and get Bedlington on a bit of a run.
“I am looking forward to kick-starting my season now because it has been stop-start up to now, we have also signed three good players in the last week which was a massive boost.”
Stephenson was a target before the season started and the forward claimed that he was “looking forward to getting started” with his new side.
He said: “It is great to be playing for a club with a lot of non-league history, it’s ideal to be back playing and it is only round the corner from home, it will be a challenge this season, but a challenge which I will relish.
“Speaking to Andy last week, his philosophy never changed from when I spoke to him in the summer, I know most of the players there and Bedlington seemed friendly and a well-run club”
King and Errington made their full debuts against Guisborough Town on Saturday, and Stephenson came on as a substitute, but Hudson will have to wait until tomorrow night when Bedlington come up against Bishop Auckland.
Hudson added: “I just can’t wait to be in that famous red shirt again, I want to get going again, I owe it to Bedlington so hopefully I can deliver on the pitch for them.”
“I want to pull the side away from the dog fight at the bottom, I also want to try and hit 15 to 20 goals this season as goals win you games and, I want to carry on my good scoring streak.”
The Terriers have a busy schedule coming up with four games in the space of 10 days, weather permitting, and they will be looking to pick up valuable points and move into the semi-finals of the Northumberland Senior Cup.