Hartlepool United are delighted to announce the signing of Jamie Sterry.
The 24-year-old defender made eight first-team appearances for Premier League side Newcastle United after progressing through the ranks at St. James' Park. Sterry was released by his boyhood club in June.
He was handed a Premier League bow by Rafa Benítez in May 2016, Sterry had loan spells with Coventry City and Crewe Alexandra either side of being part of Newcastle's Championship side in 2016/17.
He also played in several cup games for the Magpies, the last of which came in a 4-2 FA Cup win at Blackburn Rovers in January 2019.
After leaving Newcastle, Sterry signed for Northern Premier League side South Shields in October. Sterry played a big part in their recent FA Cup success with a victory over Halifax Town.
Dave Challinor added:
'Delighted to have Jamie on board with us. His pedigree and undoubtedly quality will be a big positive for us at an important time. We had conversations during the off season but couldn't put a deal together that suited everyone but circumstances have changed slightly and he's finally with us.'
'He's trained with us and the plan was to have a chat today to get his thoughts but with the injuries we picked up at the weekend, opportunity knocks and he'll be a really good addition to the squad. He has the ambition to get himself back into the EFL but recognised that at the minute he needs to be playing games to put himself back on the map. His ability to play in different positions is huge for us and his standards in terms of being at a Premier League club for so long will rub off on other players within the dressing room.'
Sterry will be eligible for tomorrow's matchday squad to face Stockport County.