Tom Portas signs for West.

Tom Portas.

Two in two days for Gary Forrest as Tom Portas puts pen to paper and becomes West’s second signing in as many days.

Tom started his career at Middlesbrough’s youth academy, and when he was released, spent two years at Guisborough, he then joined Newton Aycliffe in October 2011, but was only there a month before he moved to Evo-Stik League Whitby Town. He scored 10 goals in 107 games for them, and won three player of the year awards at the club in season 2012-13.

He signed for Darlington in the summer of 2014, and scored the goal of the season against Bamber Bridge. He signed a new contract in the summer of 2015, and became a regular in the side with 128 appearance’s and winning two promotion’s.

Manager Gary Forrest considers him a “Terrific player with great energy and pace. The lads a winner”

Welcome to the club Tom.

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