Another two new signings for Ashington

Ashington manager Gary Middleton.
Ashington manager Gary Middleton.
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Ashington CFC have signed another two players – defender Richard Flynn and striker Lewis Teasdale.

And the management team of Gary Middleton and Perry Briggs hope the duo will help the club to another successful season.

The squad return for pre-season training this week and with Craig Robson, Richie Slaughter and Dean Critchlow having already put pen to paper recently, the latest additions take the Colliers influx of new personnel to five.

Newcastle born Flynn, who lives at Brunton Village, spent four seasons with Gateshead before joining Bedlington Terriers and Shildon where he wore the captain’s armband at both clubs.

The 29-year-old centre half is certainly hoping to be switched on for the new campaign and revealed he had no hesitation in making his decision.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

“Ashington have always been a club I thought I would like to join, and the way Perry Briggs and Gary Middleton go about things with their style of football and training methods really appeals to me.

“I spoke to other clubs but Ashington stood out – and I was impressed by the club’s set up and facilities.

“I have already got a few mates at the club in Ben Christensen and James Novak, and had no hesitation in signing. It was a no brainer.”

The thoughts of Consett born Teasdale were similar.

The 24-year-old striker lists Tow Law, Newcastle Benfield and Consett amongst former clubs.

He said: “I’m happy to be there. I know a few of the lads and Gary (Middleton) has been after me before.

“I’m looking forward to challenge and hope the club can get off to good start and look for a top six finish in the league as well as a couple of good runs in cup competitions.”

Assistant manager Perry Briggs welcomed the latest additions.

“Flynn is a very experienced centre half who is tall and commanding,” he said.

“He could have gone elsewhere but decided to come to Ashington for footballing reasons and he is an ideal replacement for Craig Scott.

“Teasdale was at Dunston last season before moving onto Crook Town. He is a strong boy who plays up front and who will score a good percentage of goals. He’s what we need.”