New signing Canham ‘cannot wait to get starter’ at Ashington

Ashington FC.
Ashington FC.

Ashington FC’s latest signing Scott Canham said he ‘cannot wait to get started’ with his new teammates.

The Newcastle-born player added that he has been immensely impressed by the ‘professionalism’ at the Woodhorn Lane club.

The 22-year-old said: “From the first time I arrived, the professionalism of all of the management staff and players has been fantastic, which I knew it would be.

“Everyone has made me feel welcome and I can see this club has moved on with the benefit of the new stand.

“The staff who have come in have done a great job so far and I cannot wait to get started.”

The Gateshead-based left sided player added: “I am on my way back after having taken a year out of football.

“I went back to Consett but it was a struggle to get into the team.

“I know Steve Harmison through a good friend and I have heard very good reports about him, and that persuaded me to come to this club.”

Canham came on for the final 15 minutes in Ashington’s 3-2 victory over Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

He said: “It was hard to get into the swing of things, it was one of those battling games.”

Boss Harmison said: “Scott was recommended to me by Alan Thompson, the ex-Celtic and Bolton player who is a good friend of mine, and we put seven days in for him.

“He has been out of the game for a while so our aim is to get him back playing whilst it’s up to him to throw his hat in the ring to try and cement a place.

“He struggled to get into the side at Consett, but that’s nothing against Scott because the front three there are arguably as good as any in the league.”