Gateshead sign former Wimbledon winger Sainte-Luce

New Gateshead signing Kevin Sainte-Luce stretches to clear the ball
New Gateshead signing Kevin Sainte-Luce stretches to clear the ball

GATESHEAD have signed former Wimbledon winger Kevin Sainte-Luce on a deal until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old began his career at Cardiff City, before moving to the Dons in 2013 where he scored three times in 46 appearances for the League Two side.

He was released last week and the Heed have snapped him up.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills said: “It’s an area of the pitch I needed to address.

“Kevin has played a number of games in League Two, and he’s exactly the type of player I wanted to bring in.

“There’s nobody like him in the squad at the moment.

“We let Marcus [Maddison] go, who was was direct, and made things happen.

“And Kevin will give us something that little bit different – something we haven’t had on that right-hand side.

“I’m sure he’ll fit in well.”

Sainte-Luce – born in Guadeloupe – will be available for Saturday’s trip to Nuneaton Town in the Vanarama Conference.

He said: “I’m excited. This is a new challenge for me.

“I like to take defenders on, and come inside and shoot.

“Hopefully, I can score plenty of goals here, too.

“I know all about how Gateshead play, and I hope to make the fans happy.”