James Montgomery: Gateshead sign AFC Telford United goalkeeper
National League Gateshead have signed Sunderland-born goalkeeper James Montgomery from AFC Telford United.
The 22-year-old, who is related to Sunderland's 1973 FA Cup final hero Jim Montgomery, has joined on a one-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
A product of the Middlesbrough academy, he made 66 appearances for Telford and earned an England C call-up.
Montgomery told the club website: "The chance to be full-time here was too good an opportunity to turn down."
He added: "My grandfather's cousin won the FA Cup with Sunderland in 1973 and he was obviously a great goalkeeper. If I even get to have half as good a career as him, I'd be very happy."