Blues have worked fast to acquire Montgomery ahead of tonight’s game against Cheltenham Town, allowing Blues to have two goalkeepers in the matchday squad.

The 26-year-old returned to Gateshead for his second spell ahead of the 2020/21 season and made eight appearances in the National League North before the Tynesiders’ season was ended and declared null and void.

Montgomery, who will wear the number 46 shirt, has also played for Telford, Forest Green Rovers and AFC Fylde during his career.

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