Newcastle United goalkeeper Dan Langley has completed a season-long loan move to National League neighbours Gateshead.
The 21-year-old will spend the entire campaign with Mike Williamson’s side as they look to retain their place in non-league’s top tier after their National League North title win last season.
The Magpies Under-23 goalkeeper will join a number of his former team-mates at the International Stadium with the likes of Tom Allan and Owen Bailey both part of the Heed squad for the new season.
Langley revealed he could have made the move across the Tyne last year before a wrist injury brought an early end to his season.
He told the club website: “It started last year, probably November, I got injured in December and that stopped anything happening there.
“It’s always been in the offing and I’ve known about it through the clubs but I am really happy to get it all done this summer and become a Gateshead player.
“I spoke to the gaffer a few weeks ago and he said ‘I have watched you play, your attributes suit the way we play’ so it’s about trying to build into the way they play and progress from that.”
Langley will face a quickfire reunion with United when Gateshead visit Darsley Park for a behind closed doors friendly next Saturday.