Gateshead boss Ian Bogie aiming to make more signings

Ian Bogie
Ian Bogie says his players fight for new contracts

Gateshead manager Ian Bogie has said he is hopeful of making more signings before the new season begins.

So far this summer four new players have joined the club, while another three are currently on trial at the Blue Square Bet Premier club.

Bogie believes late deals could yet see him sign players of league calibre.

He told BBC Newcastle: "A lot of players are hedging their bets and thinking they're getting fixed up at higher league sides."

He added: "We're still hunting."

Bogie's new additions for next season are striker Yemi Odubade from Stevenage, midfielders Eddie Odhiambo and Micky Cummings, from Newport County and Grimsby Town respectively, and defender Sam Rents from Crawley Town.

Currently on trial at the International Stadium are former Darlington winger Chris Moore, former Mansfield Town midfielder Kyle Nix and former Hibs defender Ewan Moyes, nephew of Everton manager David Moyes.

Bogie would not be drawn on whether he will offer any of the trio deals, but said he had been impressed with all three in the friendly against Huddersfield at the weekend.

"I thought Ewan, the young lad from Scotland did a fine job," he said.

"Kyle Nix showed some flashes of good quality in the middle of the park.

"Chris Moore sometimes gets the supporters off the edge of the seat, but he's got to look at the end product."

Bogie added that the trio may be given more pre-season match play than those who have already signed deals.

"It's important for me to give the trialists as much time as I possibly can and give them the best chance of earning a deal."

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