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Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie delighted to make Newcastle return

Former Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie is delighted to have returned to Newcastle United.

Gillespie has spent the past two seasons at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell but his contract came to an end last month.

And the 28-year-old has been snapped by the Magpies to provide competition for Martin Dúbravka and Karl Darlow.

"It's an unbelievable feeling for me to sign for Newcastle," said Gillespie.

"Being a supporter all my life and to be released at 16 was disappointing, but I have gone away, worked hard and now I'm back, and I can't wait to make the most of an opportunity every Geordie would dream of."

Magpies boss Steve Bruce added: "We're very pleased to welcome Mark aboard. He was here when he was young and has gone on to do very well.

"He'll give us really healthy competition with our goalkeepers and we wish him the very best of luck."

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