Ashington's new defender Trodd settling in on '˜wrong side'

Ashington newcomer Jake Trodd has looked more than comfortable at left back in the two matches he has played since signing from Newcastle United Under-21s.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:48 am
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:51 am

But the teenager revealed at the weekend that he is naturally right footed and playing out of position.

Trodd was recently been released by the Magpies, but the Walker-born defender still has the burning desire to be in the professional ranks.

“I signed a two-year scholarship in 2014 with Newcastle before my release, but without doubt I would still like to be a professional,” he said after the 4-1 win over West Allotment Celtic at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday.

“Steve Harmison asked me to come here and I’m happy to play for Ashington because if I go on trial anywhere, I have got my fitness levels up and playing time under my belt,” he added.

“I’m enjoying it here. It’s a good club to come to and all of the lads have welcomed me here.”

The 17-year-old, who made his debut in the League Cup defeat at Guisborough before Saturday’s first home start, added: “I’m naturally right footed but I’ll play anywhere.”