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Consett sign title-winning centre-back Ben Milburn

Consett are delighted to announce the signing of former Blyth Spartans and North Shields centre-back Ben Milburn.

Ben, who has also played for Whickham, was part of the North Shields squad which pipped Consett to the Northern League title last season.

A tall, strong, quick player who is good in the air and on the ground, he started his career at the highly-rated Park View youth set-up, and also represented Durham County.

A natural leader, he is a good communicator, and made the transition from youth to senior football seamlessly, also having trials at Sunderland Academy.

Chairman Frank Bell said: “Ben has looked good in training. He’s a big lad and very physical but quick too, which all are attributes we’ll need in the Northern Premier League.

“He’s a powerful defender with lots of pace and we are confident he will be another great addition to the club.”

Ben brings the number of players signed this close season to 12 as Consett prepare for their debut season in the Pitching In Northern Premier League – the highest level the club has ever played at.

Gary Welford