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  • Post published:29 August 2020

STEVIE Farrell has strengthened Stranraer’s defensive options after swooping to sign Tom Devitt.

The defender will be lining up for the Blues having previously played for Blyth Spartans and Gateshead, in the north-east of England.

Devitt spoke to the club website and said: “Myself and Stevie had a Zoom call; obviously, that is what you have to do now.

“We had a really good chat and everything he was saying aligned with my thoughts for the game, where I want to be and where I want to go.

“His vision for the club and my vision for myself aligned really well.

“Speaking to him, the move was something that I wanted to do.”

The 24-year-old was a regular for the Croft Park side last season having made the move from Gateshead.

And he should not be too unfamiliar a face for those who made the trip south of the border 12 months ago to see Stranraer face Blyth, with the home side winning 3-1 after Cameron Elliott’s goal.

He said: “I played and scored for Blyth that day!

“We played in pre-season and I think that is how it all came about.

“The manager knew me from that game and did his research

“He actually watched the game back, I think, and who would have thought I’d be here 12 months later?

“I remember it was a really competitive game and Stranraer went 1-0 up.

“It was a tight game and I remember thinking they were a good side.”

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