David Atkinson joins the Railwaymen

We are delighted to announce that David Atkinson has agreed to sign after leaving Darlington.

David who grew up in Shildon started his career at Middlesbrough and played in a variety of defensive and midfield positions. During his time Middlesbrough, he had a loan spell at Carlisle, and helped them avoid relegation in 2015 eventually making his move permanent. He played for the Cumbrians in the FA Cup against Everton – and played a season there before moving to Blyth.

In his first spell at Blyth, he helped them win promotion to the National League North in season 2016-17, before he had a spell at IBV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland, helping them win the Icelandic Cup and Europa League qualification  before a second move to Blyth and a return to Iceland and played in the Europa League.

A third spell at Blyth in 2019 helped them into the National League play offs, in which they were narrowly beaten by Altrincham. At the end of the Season he became a free agent at the end of the season, and signed for Quakers.

Manager Daniel Moore, delighted with the signing said ” I have been after David for the last 3 years. His desire was to play higher and that’s exactly the attitude and desire we want to bring to the club. I need to get him back enjoying his football and the experiences he has had will be an asset for us”

Welcome to the club David.