Ashington sign striker Glen Taylor

Ashington CFC forward Glen Taylor.
Ashington CFC forward Glen Taylor.

ASHINGTON CFC have signed Glen Taylor from fellow Ebac Northern League first division outfit Spennymoor in time for the striker to be included in the squad for tonight’s clash against South Shields at Filtrona Park.

For Taylor, 22, it will be the third time he has put pen to paper for the Colliers – but he was more than happy to do so.

A community health coach at the Newcastle United Foundation, Taylor said: “I cannot wait to get started.

“I enjoyed the loan spell I had with Ashington recently and just wanted to be playing on a regular basis.

“I know this is my third spell with the club and I have been around the block – but I’m really delighted to be joining them again.”

Taylor will be reunited with his close pal Andrew Johnson, a midfielder or striker who is currently operating up front for the Colliers.

“It’ll be good to link up with Andrew again,” added Taylor.

“I haven’t played a game since December 1 but I am raring to go.”

Woodhorn Lane boss Gary Middleton hailed the signing but also emphasised that it is with a look to the future.

“Glen is a terrific addition,” said the boss.

“I introduced him into non league football when I was manager at West Allotment and I’ve always admired him as a player.

“However, he is also a great signing for the future and hopefully we can build on the young team we’ve already got at Woodhorn Lane and push on.

“I’ve chased Glen since the start of the season.

“We got him on loan for a couple of months but nothing materialised – until now.

“He will go straight into the squad for the game at South Shields tonight and not being Vase tied, will consequently be eligible for our game at Bodmin a week on Saturday.”