Home town club the lure for Lee

THE lure and desire to return to his home town team proved to be the decisive factor which persuaded Lee Scott to rejoin Ashington last week.

The 22-year-old, who is a fitness instructor and coach at the Hirst Welfare Centre in the town, made a second debut for the club in Saturday’s 2-0 win over South Shields at Woodhorn Lane.

He initially left the Wansbeck-based outfit to link up with Team Northumbria, but after being unable to establish a regular place in the side, opted to sign for Ebac Northern League second division side Morpeth Town.

However, Colliers boss Gary Middleton made a move for Scott – who took little persuading in putting pen to paper.

“Morpeth did not want me to go but I played for Ashington Juniors from being six-years-old so that was a big incentive for me,” said the midfielder or striker who is based in North Seaton.

“It is also my home town club and I wanted to be back amongst friends.”

Scott was pleased with his contribution on Saturday in the win over South Shields.

He added: “I hadn’t played for a couple of weeks so therefore did not have much match time under my belt.

“But I have played on the right wing plenty of times so there was no problem being asked to operate in that role.

“Initially I was a bit anxious about my fitness, but I was quite pleased with my performance, and I also had a few chances as well.”