25 Jul 2020 in First Team
By Brian Bennett
Max Emmerson is looking to make a ‘big impact’ when the new season kicks off – and says the Ashington fans can play a leading role.
The 19 year old signed a one year contract last week and revealed that the Woodhorn Lane based outfit is the best club he has been associated with. “I wouldn’t have thought about going anywhere else and I’m buzzing,” said the North Shields-born midfielder who made his debut as a substitute for the Colliers in the 0-0 away draw against West Auckland in mid January, “I was enjoying my football and to get a few more games under my belt would have been perfect for me – until the season was cut short because of Covid-19. The manager (Ian Skinner) has made some good signings - things are looking promising - and I’m hoping to take the form I was in, into the next campaign.”
Emmerson – a student at TyneMet College in Wallsend – added: “Ashington is the best club I’ve been with – I love it because there are nice people around. I want to make a big impact and the fans can help me massively because they already give me the motivation to try my hardest every game.”
Colliers manager Ian Skinner said: “Max joined us towards the end of last season. He was patient and waited for his chance and got a run of games in the side before the abrupt end of the campaign but during that time, he showed what a capable player he can be at this level. He comes from a good footballing background after being at the Newcastle Academy and is very receptive to coaching. Technically he is very good with a reputable range of passing on the ball - and out of possession looks to screen and intercept. We want to have a settled squad - we have committed to the players and the players have likewise committed to us. We wanted to get Max pinned down as other clubs were chasing his signature so I’m delighted.”