Mark Gillespie reacts to Newcastle United move

Mark Gillespie has reacted after signing for Newcastle United – 12 years after leaving the club.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 6:32 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 6:33 pm

The goalkeeper, a free agent, has signed a three-year deal at St James’s Park after leaving Motherwell this summer.

Newcastle-born Gillespie left the club in 2008 aged and joined Carlisle United. He replaces Rob Elliot at the club.

"’It's an unbelievable feeling for me to sign for Newcastle," said Gillespie. "Being a supporter all my life, and to be released at 16, was disappointing, but I have gone away, worked hard – and now I'm back. I can't wait to make the most of an opportunity every Geordie would dream of."

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Head coach Steve Bruce said: “We're very pleased to welcome Mark aboard. He was here when he was young, and has gone on to do very well. He'll give us really healthy competition with our goalkeepers, and we wish him the very best of luck."​​

Mark Gillespie.