By Brian Bennett

Ashington FC striker Adam Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 25 year old picked up an ankle injury quarter of an hour before the end of the Colliers home clash against Seaham Red Star: “I went to Wansbeck General Hospital the following day,” he said, “I had an X-ray which luckily showed no break or fracture but it revealed ligament damage and I was told I would be out of action for a minimum of eight to 12 weeks before I could even think about playing again. “

He continued: “I’m gutted because I wanted to help to get us as high up the league as we can – and I know the lads will be trying their best. On top of that there is also the quarter final of the Division One Cup. I think we are a good cup side and have shown that we can scrap it out when needed. Apart from the last two weekends, our home ground has been pretty much a fortress for us so I think it will do us the world of good to have home advantage for the cup tie on Tuesday April 5 against Guisborough Town.” Johnson – who joined the Colliers from Blyth Town in November – went on: “I’ve settled in here and I love it – and I’ll be watching and cheering the lads on from the sidelines.”