Home town club the lure for Lee

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THE lure and desire to return to his home town team proved to be the decisive factor which persuaded Lee Scott to rejoin Ashington last week.

The 22-year-old, who is a fitness instructor and coach at the Hirst Welfare Centre in the town, made a second debut for the club in Saturday’s 2-0 win over South Shields at Woodhorn Lane.

He initially left the Wansbeck-based outfit to link up with Team Northumbria, but after being unable to establish a regular place in the side, opted to sign for Ebac Northern League second division side Morpeth Town.

However, Colliers boss Gary Middleton made a move for Scott – who took little persuading in putting pen to paper.

“Morpeth did not want me to go but I played for Ashington Juniors from being six-years-old so that was a big incentive for me,” said the midfielder or striker who is based in North Seaton.

“It is also my home town club and I wanted to be back amongst friends.”

Scott was pleased with his contribution on Saturday in the win over South Shields.

He added: “I hadn’t played for a couple of weeks so therefore did not have much match time under my belt.

“But I have played on the right wing plenty of times so there was no problem being asked to operate in that role.

“Initially I was a bit anxious about my fitness, but I was quite pleased with my performance, and I also had a few chances as well.”