Harmison hopes Ashington fans give Walton a good reception

Marc Walton, who will make a quick return to Woodhorn Lane with West Allotment Celtic on Saturday.
Marc Walton, who will make a quick return to Woodhorn Lane with West Allotment Celtic on Saturday.

Ashington go into Saturday’s crucial relegation six pointer at home to West Allotment Celtic hoping that their former striker Marc Walton will not come back to haunt them.

Walton, who signed for the Colliers during the 2011-12 season, netted just short of 90 goals including 39 the following campaign.

He joined the Blue Flames outfit last week and Woodhorn Lane boss Steve Harmison said he believed the forward should be given a warm welcome on his return.

“Allotment got a good win at Bishop Auckland on Tuesday night when Marc scored the only goal with a penalty,” said the Ashington boss.

“It’ll be good to see him back on Saturday because Marc did a lot of good things for Ashington FC.

“When new people come in and take over the managerial reins like myself, they have new ideas and bring new faces in.

“Marc was no good sitting on the bench, he’s better off playing and now he’s going to face us tomorrow.

“The home supporters should welcome him back because he scored a lot of goals for the club, but come quarter to five, I’m hoping we will have registered another win to help us climb away from the danger zone.”

Kick-off is 3pm.