The Northern Irishman had been strongly linked with the Mariners after leaving Sheffield United but after an unsuccessful trial with Leeds United, he has now agreed a deal with their Yorkshire rivals Bradford City.

It is a move that sees him link up with Aussie Kyle Nix at Valley Parade. Manager Stuart McCall told the club's official website: "Keith has fantastic ability and will be a big addition to the squad.

"He initially just came in for training and had no pressure put on him but he is desperate to play."

Last month, Mariners boss Lawrie McKinna said he had heard reports linking the club with Gillespie but he certainly hadn't been spotted in Gosford.