Jason Ainsley has added further strength to his midfield options after completing the signing of Callum Ross for an undisclosed fee from South Shields.
A dominant and energetic midfielder, Newcastle-born Ross has penned a deal which will keep him at The Brewery Field until at least the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
The 28-year-old has been on the books at South Shields for just over three years and has made 65 appearances since returning to the UK following a period of study in America.
Whilst in the USA, Ross played his football for Wingate Bulldogs before making the step up to star for Charlotte Independence and Oklahoma City Energy.
“Callum is a lad who we have kept our eyes on for a long time,” explained Moors boss Ainsley.
“He fits the profile of what we’re looking for in a midfielder and, whilst we’ve had players in on loan in that position such as Dylan Boyle, we have really been looking for a permanent signing.
“He’s got a great physique, a good engine and he’s a really fit lad who likes to get on the ball – he’s also coming off the back of a really positive few weeks when he’s been Player of the Month at South Shields.
“I know a lot of people in the area where I work are upset that he’s leaving. so he’s obviously left a bit of a legacy there because of his performances.
“We’ve had to be patient but it’s all about getting the right player in at the right time so we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Spennymoor shirt because this is a big signing for us.
“I would like to thank South Shields, Kevin Phillips and Wes Brown for their support in making the deal happen and we’re delighted that Callum has chosen Spennymoor for the next move of his career.”
Ross is the third new arrival at The Brewery Field since the turn of year, following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Dan Langley and defender Ryan Wombwell.
The midfielder has been handed squad number 15 and will go straight into contention to make his Moors debut when we host Bradford (Park Avenue) in National League North on Saturday.