23 Sept 1999
Playing only once at senior level for Newcastle United, local boy Tom moved to Gateshead (under former Magpie Mike Williamson) in the summer of 2022 after being released by United.
22 at the time of leaving, his only game would come in the third round of the FA Cup in a 4-1 replay over Rochdale. He would assist 'legend' Joelinton for Newcastle's fourth goal on that day. Tom would then find himself loaned out to first Accrington Stanley and then Greenock Morton before departing his boyhood club.