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Striker Warren Byrne targets goals after becoming South Shields’ latest signing

Warren Byrne played for Seaham in the second half of last season.
Warren Byrne played for Seaham in the second half of last season.

Experienced striker Warren Byrne has vowed to bring goals to South Shields after he became their latest summer signing.

The 32-year-old, who has played for the likes of Shildon, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland, Gateshead, Crook and Darlington RA in the past, won promotion last season with Seaham Red Star. Byrne scored three hat-tricks in 14 games, with his tally of 13 goals helping Red Star win promotion.

It’s exciting to be a part of, and the first game can’t come around quickly enough

Warren Byrne, South Shields

In the 2010-11 season, the striker bagged 44 goals as he led Newton Aycliffe to promotion, and now Byrne is hoping to put his experience to good use at Mariners Park.

He said: “I’m pleased to have joined South Shields, because I’ve noticed the players the club has brought in so far, and I think they could compete with teams in the First Division.

“I can’t wait to get started, and I’ve managed to score goals everywhere I’ve been, so hopefully I’ll bang a few in for the club. I scored 44 goals when we got promoted at Newton Aycliffe in 2011, and scored a fair few at the back end of last season for Seaham as we got promoted.

“Hopefully I can do something similar here, because we’re all looking to get promoted and have a successful season. This league isn’t as difficult as the First Division, but we’ll still have to do everything right to go up.

“There are clearly big plans for the club, and having looked around the ground, you can see how many changes have already been made in just a few weeks.

“It’s exciting to be a part of, and the first game can’t come around quickly enough.”