Jonathan Grounds has given his first interview since putting pen to paper at St James Park.
"I'm really pleased to get the deal over the line. I spoke to the manager and came down to watch pre-season a couple of times recently, and it got me really excited about it," Grounds said on his first day.
"I hope my experience doesn't just help on the playing side. The squad here in young, so hopefully I can help them with my knowledge of the game.
"I'm keen to get involved in the coaching side of things too, so hopefully I can pick things up from the coaches and pass that onto the players when we're on the field."
Hear Jonathan's first interview here 👇