Blyth Spartans sign Wayne Phillips and Darren Timmons

Darren Timmons and Wayne Phillips
Timmons (left) was with Whitley Bay while Phillips arrived from Harrogate

Blue Square Bet North side Blyth Spartans have signed Whitley Bay defender Darren Timmons in addition to winger Wayne Phillips from Harrogate.

Centre-half Timmons, 31, joined the Seahorses from Ashington in August 2006 and picked up FA Trophy winners medals in 2010 and 2011.

Phillips, 25, returns to the club where he started out, prior to spells at Whitley Bay, Gateshead and Harrogate.

The duo take Blyth's tally of arrivals to five under new boss Steve Cuggy.

Cuggy has returned to former club Whitley Bay, where he was assistant manager, to add Timmons to his squad.

"Darren is extremely reliable and a smashing lad to have around the place," Cuggy said.

"He is also a very comfortable footballer, who could have been playing at a higher level than the Northern League for a lot of years."

Meanwhile Phillips, who was a popular figure in his first spell with Spartans, is back at Croft Park after a seven-year absence.

"It's great to be back, I really enjoyed my first spell at the club," Phillips told the club websiteexternal-link.

"I've had plenty of stick on my return visits to the club, so it'll be nice to have the crowd supporting me."