29 December 1991
Robert Briggs is in his second spell, having started his Northern League career with Shields as a teenager.
The classy midfielder burst onto the scene with energetic box-to-box displays, and quickly caught the eye during his first stint.
That earned him a move to Gateshead, and he then went on to represent Blyth Spartans, Sunderland RCA, Shildon and West Auckland Town before joining Spennymoor Town in the Evo-Stik League.
After six months with Spennymoor, Robert opted to return to Shields, and then played an important role as the Mariners won the Northern League Division Two title in the 2015-16 season.
He is now second on the list of all-time appearances for Shields, having played more than 350 times for the claret and blues, and has won six trophies and three promotions during his time at the club.