Gateshead have signed former Plymouth Argyle midfielder River Allen on a one-year deal after a successful trial.
The 19-year-old was released by the Pilgrims at the end of last season after making four appearances for the League Two side.
He told the club website: "The standard is high here at Gateshead, and we have a good group of lads.
"We're looking to kick on from last year, and the aim is obviously promotion."
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